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Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

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General Information
Warden
Barb Lewien
Public Information Officer
Tammie Bamesberger
Phone
402.471.0740
Address
2720 W Van Dorn St
Lincoln, NE 68522
Mailing Address
P.O. Box #22200
Lincoln, NE 68542

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About the Facility

In the fall of 1967, Legislative Bill 569 created the Work Release Program. It allowed a select group of inmates to be employed in the community and housed during non-working hours in the institutions. A community residential program was established in 1971. The fall of 1991 saw construction begin on a new 200-bed institution. Opened in July 1993, the facility has four housing units (three male and one female) and is designed to house 44 women and 156 men. The facility can currently house 88 women and 312 men.

CCC-L has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.


General Information

Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive environment. Individuals assigned here participate in "work detail" or "work release."

The first several weeks after arrival are spent on work detail - a job in the community supervised by corrections staff or community staff with specific corrections training. Work detail assignments are generally for NDCS or other state agencies and can include cleaning and road crews., maintenance or administrative office work.

Following a time on work detail, individuals are provided an opportunity to go into the community to look for jobs. Once a job is secured and community corrections staff have been in contact with the employer, individuals can be assigned to work release. Individuals on work release are employed in the community, receive competitive wages and pay applicable taxes. Also available is educational release, where individuals attend local vocational/technical/business/community colleges and universities. Individuals are responsible for their own transportation to and from work and are expected to adhere to a pre-approved schedule.are responsible for his/her own clothing and personal items and pay room and board of $12 per day.


Directions to the Facility

From Interstate 80, take Exit 397 (Hwy 77 South/Beatrice) and continue approximately 4 miles to the "Lincoln via Van Dorn Street" exit and turn right (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles.

If northbound on Hwy 77 from Beatrice, exit at the "Lincoln via Van Dorn Street" / "Pioneers Park" signs and turn left (west) onto West Van Dorn; continue on West Van Dorn for approximately 1.5 miles. CCC-L is located on the right (the north entrance to Pioneers Park is on the left).

 

Visiting Hours
Mens Housing Units B, E, T Visiting Hours - Main Building Visiting Room
Thursday6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays *8:30 am - 10:30 am
Mens Housing Units C, D, T Visiting Hours - Main Building Visiting Room
Thursday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays *1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Womens Housing Wings A, B Visiting Hours - Womens Unit Visiting Room
Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays*8:30 am - 10:30 am
Womens Housing Wings C, D Visiting Hours - Womens Unit Visiting Room
Wednesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays*1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CCC-L Family Council Meeting: Family Council Meetings have been temporarily suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

CCC-L Family Council Information and Guidelines


Recognized children service organizations wishing to make arrangements to bring children to visit an incarcerated parent may contact the facility Unit Administrator.

* Recognized holidays:  New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  The additional times for visiting will only occur when the holiday falls on a non-visiting day.

Visiting Procedures


 

Programs

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Programs & Services

Below is a brief record of every available program and service provided by this correctional facility. If it there is any additional facility-specific information pertaining to these programs and services, it will be found under the "Additional Information" tab.

**Please keep in mind that if there is no additional information provided by the facility, the "Additional Information" tab will not be displayed.
Program Description Type
Continuing Care-Sex Offender Program

This program helps participants maintain and strengthen the gains they made in other treatment programs. It also helps participants navigate new challenges and helps support the transition back to a community setting. Also offered on parole.


Needs Addressed: Sex Offender conviction

Clinical Treatment
Non-residential Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program (IOP)

A drug/alcohol abuse program available for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for the residential program due to lower level substance abuse issues.


Needs addressed:  alcohol, drugs.

Clinical Treatment
Non-residential Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OP)

Outpatient substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for residential or intensive substance abuse services due to lower level substance abuse issues.


Needs addressed:  drugs and alcohol abuse.

Clinical Treatment
EMPWR

A gender responsive trauma informed care program created to provide tools to move beyond the cycle of addiction an abuse, become self-confident, self controlled, self-directed and self-empowered.  

Need addressed:  Attitude/behavior

Non-Clinical Programs
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

MRT is an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral intervention which leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior. 


Needs addressed:  Attitudes, behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Thinking for a Change

Thinking for a Change is a high-level cognitive behavioral program developed by the National Institute of Corrections. The program uses role playing to concentrate on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders.


Needs addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; family; friends; aggression.

Non-Clinical Programs
Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education assists adult incarcerated students work toward high school equivalency, or refresh skills regardless of diploma status.


Need Addressed:  Education

Education Programs
ESL/ELL

English as a second language (ESL) is designed to aid those students not fluent in English learn to speak, read, hear and write the language so they can better function in society.


Needs addressed:  Education; life skills

Education Programs
High School

NDCS operates its own school district with a high school. Students of all ages may attend high school classes. Individuals under 22 who have not graduated from high school are required to be in school. Students over 22 need to go through an application process.


 Need addressed:  Education.

Education Programs
Religious Classses and activities

Variety of classes, workshops and religious services designed to help inmates with support and spiritual development.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social, support.

Pro-Social Activities
Restorative Circle

A support group for incarcerated individuals working on restorative justice.


Needs addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Sports/Recreation Activities

A variety of activities that encourage health pastimes are offered at all facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; health.

Pro-Social Activities
Assistance for Social Security Application

Social workers provide assistance in obtaining and completing Social Security applications to individuals who qualify and are 90 days from discharge, post-release supervision or parole.


Need addressed:  Re-entry for those who may qualify for Social Security benefits due to age or disability.

Reentry Services
Discharge Planning

Reentry specialists work with individuals to ensure a reentry plan is completed. The plan allows for a smooth transition to the community and focuses on housing, transportation, employment, education, and medical/mental health services as needed.


Need addressed:  Re-entry

Reentry Services
Reentry planning

Clients develop comprehensive reentry plans that include housing/transitional living, employment/education, transportation, ID credentials, medical/mental and behavioral health treatment.


Need addressed:  Reentry.

Reentry Services
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

Reentry Services
Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

Crisis Intervention

Provided on an as-needed basis, clinicians are available to assist individuals in a mental health crisis.


Needs Addressed:  Mental health.

Individual/Group Psychotherapy

Licensed, clinical therapists provide one-on-one or group therapy sessions as needed.


Need addressed:  mental health

Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations

Risk Assessments and Psychological Evaluations provide diagnosis clarification, intelligence testing and Dementia screening.


Need addressed:  Mental Health; education.

Skilled Nursing Facility

On-call Skilled Nursing Facilities manage crises dealing with medical emergencies, behavioral issues and suicide watches.


Needs addressed:  Health and mental health.

Transition Services

Transition Services are available to those transitioning to or from general population or protective management. Mental Health professionals may assists with these services.


Need Addressed:  Mental Health

Community Coordination

Social workers coordinate with a variety of community providers and agencies for mental health services, substance abuse treatment and medical services. Providers include the Veteran's Administration, DHHS, treatment agencies, private practice and non-profit organizations.


Needs Addressed:  Housing, medical, mental health, basic needs, re-entry. 

Social Work Services
Living Needs

Social workers assist individuals with high medical/mental health needs to find clothing resources, apply for benefits or general assistance and other life needs.


Needs addressed:  Social work services.

Social Work Services
Medical Services Coordination

Social workers assist individuals with high medical needs to set appointments for medication management, healthcare and provide resources to obtain medical insurance upon release:


Needs addressed:  Health, mental health, life skills, re-entry.

Social Work Services
Specialized Housing Services

Social workers provide assistance to individuals with high medical/mental health needs to obtain transitional living, assisted living or skilled nursing care, as needed.


Needs addressed:  Re-entry

Social Work Services
Specialized Population Served

Specialized Population Served offers services for inmates with mental illness or serious chronic medical conditions that are high risk and multi-needs.


Needs addressed:  Health; mental health

Social Work Services
ABC Applied Construction Math

This program provides learning in the area of construction math such as division, decimals/percentages, reading measurements, calculating area, linear measures, angles, volume, solving for the unknown.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction: OSHA Construction

This program provides an overview of safety applications on a construction site as well as training on governmental regulations.


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Core Curriculum

This program includes basic construction safety; introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, rigging; communication skills; and material handling.


Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC OSHA General Industries

This course provides entry-level information about employee rights; employer responsibilities; how to file a complaint; how to identify and prevent job related hazards. 


Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Mental Health Association ***

This grant program provides short-term transitional housing and supported employment services for formerly incarcerated adults living with behavioral health issues. (HOPE, REAL, Honu House) 

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
TRADE Program: Vocational and Life Skills Program ***

The TRADE Program teaches conflict resolution; critical thinking; communication; personal finance; healthy relationships; basic computer; job preparation.


Needs Addressed:  Life skills; employment.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
News

The Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) recognized their C Unit teammates for “Most Improved Sanitation” in the facility. Unit Case Manager Wingate, Caseworker Sikyta, Caseworker Scdoris and Caseworker Ladd have been working diligently to keep others safe through additional and continued focus on sanitation in that unit. Sanitation Supervisor and Unit Case Manager Thurman has noted this critical improvement during his sanitation checks/rounds that are completed.

Congratulations C Unit Team and thank you for all you do to keep the sanitation of your unit at a high level of excellence!

#MostImproved #...Read more

May is a special time at NDCS. It is when we celebrate our correctional officers and teammates.

COVID-19 forced us to postpone our usual recognition events. But it did not diminish the appreciation we feel toward our hardworking staff.

Watch the video here .Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20-68)

CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

Inmates missing from community correctional facility

May 21, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) -- Authorities have been notified about two inmates who walked away from the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) early this morning. Ronald Taylor #50231 and Brandon Britton #72081 removed the electronic monitoring devices they were wearing and left them in the area of Highway 77 and West Van Dorn Street in Lincoln.

Taylor began serving his sentence on October 30,...Read more

NDCS teammates are essential workers.

They work through holidays, weekends and pandemics.

The work they do, the rehabilitation and health services they offer, the job skills they help incarcerated individuals to create all go to #KeepPeopleSafe.

#ThankYou for what you do. Every. Single. Day.

To watch this video of appreciation, click this YouTube link HERE.

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Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) teammates focus on wearing their masks properly and select the correct masks to use in a variety of situations.

#NECOVID19 #Teammates #WearYourMask​

Watch the video on YouTube HERE .

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The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has put mask requirements in place in all facilities and buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's why this is important to the men and women living at our facilities and the teammates around them.

Watch the video on YouTube HERE.

#NECOVID19 #KeepPeopleSafeRead more

Happy National Correctional Nurses Appreciation Week!!!

Thank you NDCS Health Services for the care you provide to Nebraska's incarcerated population every day and night!

#Heroes #KeepPeopleSafe #NursesRead more

National Corrections #NursesAppreciationWeek Spotlight:

Behind the scenes of medical services at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), you will find a busy medical office with doctors, nurses and other medical staff all working to treat patients needing care. During Nurse Appreciation Week, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Trish Davis talks about what it means to work in the field of corrections. She remembers when she first began her career at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) more than five years ago, she couldn’t believe how much goes on within the prison system. “I do many different things every...Read more

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