The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) provides opportunities for inmates to practice their religion in the form of worship and religious educational services. Offenders under NDCS jurisdiction represent more than sixteen different religions. In order to accommodate inmates’ spiritual needs, each institution has or has access to a qualified Religious Coordinator. The Religious Coordinators assure that impartiality, consistency and equality for time, space, and resources among all recognized religions is a prime consideration. The NDCS religious program uses clergy and lay religious volunteers to provide services under the supervision of the Religious Coordinators.
Inmates are provided an orientation within the first week of entrance into their institution which includes a list of all regularly scheduled religious activities, and the procedures for inmates to attend, and receive clergy visits. Other support services provided through the religious program are also covered during orientation.