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Scott R. Frakes, Director

Scott R. Frakes, Director

Appointed: February 2, 2015

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.



  • 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
  • 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

Beginning the week of October 5, 2015, we will have 1 session on Saturday mornings. Inmates will visit in accordance with their scheduled date by the 1st letter of their last name. THE 165 PEOPLE TOTAL IN THE VISITING ROOM WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.


  • Only 1 visit per week still applies (you cannot have a weekday and weekend visit)
  • 4 visitors per visit (minors are included in the total number)
  • Only state issued clothing will be allowed to be worn by inmates in visiting
  • Seating is limited to 165 people total; visitors/inmates beyond the 165 seating total will not be permitted
  • Processing will begin 15 minutes prior to the session start time
  • Processing will end 30 minutes after the beginning of the session









1st Session (0845-1015)



General Population Letters A-B/Death Row

General Population Letters H-K

Protective Custody

ROTATING - SEE BELOW (0845-1045)


2nd Session (1045-1215)



General Population Letters C-E

General Population Letters L-N

General Population Letters S-T



3rd Session (1245-1415)



General Population Letters F-G

General Population Letters O-R

General Population Letters U-Z



CCTV Visiting (0800-1700) (1 hr. sessions scheduled in advance with the gatehouse)








10th - A-H/ISDP
17th - I-P
24th - Q-Z
31st - Prot. Man.

7th - I-P
14th - Q-Z
21st - Prot. Man
28th - A-H/ISDP

5th - Q-Z
12th - Prot. Man


Visiting Procedures


Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) Medical Services


10 bed licensed skilled nursing hospital

24 hour Health Services coverage

Scheduled medical appointments Monday-Friday 0730 am -1530 pm



  • 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
  • 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:

Boris Ilic, 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