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Michael L. Kenney, Director

Michael L. Kenney, Director

Appointed: September 25, 2013

Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
P.O. Box 94661
Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
(402) 471-2654

ProgramsFamilies & Friends Public Interest

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution
Brian Gage, Warden

 

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution

The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) is a maximum/medium custody facility for adult males that was established by LB 150 in 1997. In the spring of 1998 a site two miles north of Tecumseh was selected for the institution and ground was broken in December of the same year. Hiring of initial staff commenced in late spring 2000. TSCI began accepting inmates in December 2001. The death penalty is administered at the Nebraska State Penitentiary but all Death Row inmates are housed at TSCI.

Programs available include ABE/GED classes, college correspondence courses, Transformation Project for inmates in segregation, Alcoholics Anonymous, self-betterment clubs, volunteer activities, release programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and Vocational Education Programming. Work programs include traditional facility work programs, Health Porters, and Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) operations (Laundry and Woodshop).

TSCI has a ten-bed skilled nursing facility, clinic exam rooms, on-site x-ray, medical laboratory, optometry, and dental. Behavioral health services include psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and residential and non-residential substance abuse treatment.

 

Programs

  • ABE/GED classes
  • College correspondence courses
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Self-betterment clubs
  • Volunteer activities
  • Pre-release programs
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
  • 7 Habits on the Inside
  • Inside/Out Dads
  • Transformation Project
  • Inside/Out Peru State College course
  • METEOR
  • ExPLORE
  • Work programs to include traditional facility work programs and Cornhusker State Industries

The facility attends to the emotional and spiritual needs of the inmates through the religious programs and services. Volunteers are a vital part of our restorative programming.  The facility welcomes citizens that have an interest in working with inmates as volunteers. Through programming, the facility is also able to reduce inmate idleness.

 

Security Levels. Maximum, Medium, Death Row

 

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution Visiting Procedures

NOTICE: Visitation Hours will be changing effective January 5, 2015. Please see new visiting schedule posted below current schedule.

TSCI Visit Times and Days*

Session

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1st Session (0800-1030)

CLOSED

CLOSED

Death Row

General Population

Protective Custody

General Population

Death Row

2nd Session (1200-1420)

CLOSED

CLOSED

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

3rd Session (1440-1700)

General Population

CLOSED

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

4th Session (1730-1930)

General Population

CLOSED

General Population

Protective Custody

CLOSED

General Population

General Population

CCTV Visiting

Seven one (1)-hour sessions per day

Seven one (1)-hour sessions per day

Seven one (1)-hour sessions per day

Seven one (1)-hour sessions per day

Seven one (1)-hour sessions per day

Seven one (1)-hour sessions per day

Seven one (1)-hour sessions per day

*Revised as of July 27, 2011

Visiting Procedures

 

TSCI Visit Times and Days (Effective January 5, 2015)

***Death Row inmates may visit during General Population times***

Session

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1st Session (0730- 1030)

CLOSED

CLOSED

General Population/ Death Row

General Population

Protective Custody

General Population

General Population/ Death Row

2nd Session (1245- 1500)

CLOSED

CLOSED

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

3rd Session (1530- 1700)

CLOSED

CLOSED

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

General Population

4th Session (1730- 1930)

CLOSED

CLOSED

General Population

Protective Custody

CLOSED

General Population

General Population

CCTV Visiting (0800- 1100)

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

CCTV Visiting (1230- 1530)

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

CCTV Visiting (1700- 2000)

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

SMU

Visiting Procedures

 

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) Medical Services

Licensure

10 bed licensed skilled nursing hospital

24 hour Health Services coverage

Scheduled medical appointments Monday-Friday 0730 am -1530 pm

 

Staffing

  • Staff Medical
    • 1 Physician
    • 1 Psychiatrist
    • 2 PRN Nurse Practitioners
    • 1 Health Service Administrator
    • 1 Director of Nursing
    • 10 RNs (8 full time and 2 PRN)
    • 6 LPNs (all full time)
    • 1 Dentist
    • 1 Dental Assistant
    • 6 Pharmacy Technicians (5 full time and 1 PRN)
    • 1 Administrative Assistant
    • 1 Medical Records Clerk
    • 1 Radiology Technician (half time)
    • 2 PRN Licensed Radiology Technicians
  • Ophthalmology Services
    • Contract Optometrist 1 day/wk
    • Eye Technician
  • Contract Specialists
    • Asera Care Hospice
    • Premier O&P Orthotics and Prosthetics
    • Audiology Services--Bryan Medical Plaza
    • Physical Therapist
    • NDOC Pharmacy
    • Radiology Services--Creighton University
    • LabCorp
    • CPAP Services--Jim's Home Health
  • Nursing Specialties include
    • IV administration and PICC line monitoring/care
    • Monthly TB Testing
    • Minor Procedures and Outpatient Wound Care and Monitoring
    • Skilled Nursing Facility Services
    • Inmate Health Porters Program
    • Living Well--Inmate Education Program

 

Chronic Care Clinics and Patient Education

  • Cardiac/Hypertension
  • Diabetic
  • Pulmonary
  • Neurology
  • General Diseases such as GERD and Renal Insufficiency
  • Infectious Diseases: HIV, Hepatitis B & C, TB
  • Thyroid Diseases

 

Laboratory Services

  • 24 Hour Availability

 

Behavioral Health Services

  • Psychiatric Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Anger Management
  • ExPLORE
  • METEOR
  • Residential Substance Abuse Unit
  • Non-Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

 

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution General Information

 

Career Opportunities

Applicants interested in the position of a Correctional Officer are required to successfully complete the following steps:

  • Online application (must be completed in full, failure to respond to all questions can result in disqualification)
  • Written exam (by invitation only)*
  • Online Corrections Selection Inventory (CSI) Assessment (by invitation only)*
  • Security background check
  • Meet & Greet
  • Reference check
  • Medical exam
  • Drug test
  • Provide educational transcripts (including High School)

*You will be notified via email if selected to move on in the hiring process. The dates and time of the Meet & Greet will be included in your invitation. The notifications will only be done through email, so please ensure you use a current email address and check regularly for updated information.

 

Directions to the Facility

TSCI is located two miles north of Tecumseh, Nebraska on the west side of Highway 50.

From Lincoln, Nebraska: Highway 2 east of Lincoln to Highway 50, then right (south) on Highway 50 for 18 miles OR Highway 77 south of Lincoln to Highway 41 then left (east) to Highway 50 then right (south) for 1 1/2 miles.

From Omaha, Nebraska: From Interstate 80, Exit 440 (near Sapp Brothers Truck Stop) take Highway 50 south for approximately 54 miles.

 

Driving Directions

 

   

 

 

For more information contact:


Jessica Houseman, Public Information and Litigation Officer
North Highway 50
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Mailing Address:
PO Box 900
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Phone: (402) 335-5998
M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time