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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

Work Ethic Camp
Pam Morello, Warden

 

Work Ethic CampThe Mission of the Work Ethic Camp is to provide an integrated program in partnership with the Probation and Parole Administrations that combine evidence based practices within a highly structured treatment environment. The overall goal is to reduce the risk of recidivism through offender behavioral change assisting offenders back into the community under close supervision.

 

General

The Work Ethic Camp (WEC) provides an individualized program in a time frame appropriate for the individual's needs and sentence structure. For probationers and parole violators, their program cannot exceed 180 days. The 200-bed facility is designed for male offenders/inmates approaching release on Probation and Parole or progressing to community custody.

 

Work Ethic Camp Phone Procedures

Offenders/inmates may make telephone calls daily with a limit of fifteen minutes per day.  No incoming calls will be accepted or transferred to offenders/inmates.

 

Work Ethic Camp Mail/Money Procedures

Offenders/inmates are allowed to possess very few personal items. Cash and televisions will not be allowed. Limited canteen is available for the purchase of hygiene and food items.

 

Eligibility Requirement

Probation offenders having committed a felony offense are admitted to WEC if referred by the Probation Administration through the sentencing District Court.  Inmates must be classified to minimum B custody to be eligible for transfer to WEC.  Inmates completing the program successfully will be released on parole or transferred to community custody.  Offenders/inmates having committed a sex offense or part I violent crime are not eligible for WEC.

 

Programs

Each offender/inmate will receive an individualized program that may consist of:

  • One-on-one counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Community service
  • Work assignments
  • GED
  • Adult basic education
  • Vocational programming
  • Recreation
  • Anger management
  • Victim impact
  • Women’s groups
  • Parenting
  • Transformation Project
  • 7 Habits on the Inside
  • These same programs are offered to probationers on Traditional Probation and parolees who need treatment and other services at our Reporting Center.

Special programs also available to those offenders/inmates who have earned such privileges include the Rewards and Trust programs.  These programs must be earned through positive behavior and program progress and participation.  Those participating in the vocational program and canine awareness must also exhibit these same behaviors.

Security Levels.  Minimum B custody and Intensive Supervision Probation

 

Work Ethic Camp Visiting Procedures

WEC Visit Times and Days

8:00-11:00 a.m. – Saturdays or Sundays

1:00-4:00 p.m. – Saturdays or Sundays

Visitation is allowed for approved visitors.

Visitors may only visit on one visiting day each week. They may attend both sessions on that day.

All visits are subject to approval and space availability. Contact the facility for further information.

Visiting Procedures

 

Work Ethic Camp (WEC) Medical Services

Staffing

  • Staff Medical
    • 3 RNs
  • Contract Medical
    • 3 PA’s
  • Contract Specialists
    • McCook Clinic
    • McCook Community Hospital
    • Burrows Vision Center
    • Dental
    • Apria-CPAP & oxygen rentals

 

Services available at the Medical Clinic

  • New commit physical exam
  • Sick call
  • Minor procedures
  • Outpatient wound care
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Vaccination clinics
  • Patient education
  • Intakes, transfers
  • Discharge planning, exit screening/testing
  • Diabetic care
  • Emergency care

 

Laboratory Services

  • Labs are drawn onsite

 

Behavioral Health Services

  • Follow-up Psychiatric Services
  • Crisis Management
  • Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Substance Abuse Unit

 

Directions to the Facility

WEC is located 2 miles north of Highway 6/34 and N. Highway 83 junctions.

 

Driving Directions

 

   

 

 

For more information contact:


Maria Bieker, Public Information Officer
2309 N. Hwy 83
McCook, NE 69001

Phone: (308) 345-8405