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Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

Nebraska Correctional Center for Women

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General Information
Warden
Warden Angela Folts-Oberle
Public Information Officer
Lori Keller: lori.keller@nebraska.gov
Phone
402.362.3317
Address
1107 Recharge Rd.
York, NE 68467-8003

About the Facility

NCCW began operation in May 1920 through an act of the Nebraska Legislature establishing the “State Reformatory for Women.” The original facility included a two-story farmhouse that was used as an inmate dormitory and later as the superintendent’s residence.  Two additional three-story brick dormitory buildings were added in 1924 and 1926, both of which are still in use today as program areas.

In 2004 the facility completed the first half of a $15 million capital construction project that included the addition of a 76-bed general population living unit, 48-bed residential substance abuse treatment unit, 15-bed segregation unit, 30-bed special needs unit, dining room and food preparation area, staff offices, central laundry, and new water tower. The second half of the construction project, completed in 2009,  included the remodeling of several program areas, including medical services, administrative offices and education.

NCCW has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.


General Information

The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is the state's only secure correctional facility for adult women. The 275-bed facility houses maximum, medium and minimum custody inmates as well as court-ordered evaluators and county safe keepers.   

 NCCW is the diagnostic and evaluation center for all newly committed female inmates.  The first 30 days of the inmates’ incarceration is in an Orientation program which is segregated from the general population. During this program, inmates receive medical and mental health evaluations and also learn about the various programming opportunities available to them during their term of incarceration.  Each inmate has a personalized classification and programming plan developed to assist her in addressing personal deficiencies.   Visiting during the 30-day orientation program is limited to one (1) visit by immediate family members only.

 


Directions to the Facility

The facility is located on State Spur 93D off of the U. S. Highway #81 bypass on the west edge of York, NE.   From Interstate 80 take exit #353, then northbound on U.S. Highway #81. Travel 3.5 miles north to Nebraska State Spur #93D.  Turn west onto Spur 93D approximately 1/2 mile. Visitor parking is permitted in the lower parking lot.

 

Visiting Hours

EFFECTIVE 8/8/2020, VISITING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Schedule a Visit at NCCW

COVID-19 VISITATION

Visitation during the COVID-19 response is limited due to the need to maintain a 6 foot separation/social distance. Facilities have identified the capacity for their visiting rooms and have adjusted their schedules accordingly. To select a time and date for visitation, please click the button above to complete the online form.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN – Be sure to review the following guidelines:

  • All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visitor list
  • Visitors with serious underlying medical conditions are not encouraged to visit
  • Individuals who are on quarantine/medical isolation status are not permitted to visit
  • During the facility screening you must be able to answer “no” to the following questions:
    • Do you have a cough, shortness of breath or fever?
    • Have you had contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days?
    • Have you traveled internationally in the previous 14 days?
  • Visitors must bring a mask to wear
  • Up to two adults are allowed at each visit, per inmate
  • Children (under age 18) are not permitted
  • If two adults plan to attend the same visiting session, each person should complete an online form, and include the name of the second person
  • All visitation requests must be submitted at least seven days prior to the selected date
  • Visits are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. You will be notified by email at least three days in advance of your approved visit
  • Be sure to include alternative dates and times for your visit. If your first preference is already filled, staff will try to grant your second or third request
  • If you need to cancel a visit for any reason, notify the facility as soon as possible

*** NOTE: You will need to arrive prior to your scheduled visitation time in order to be screened and searched. Each facility has established a different arrival time, based on its schedules. Be sure you know when you need to be at the facility you are visiting. Late arrivals will not be processed.


Rules inside the Facility

  • Must wear mask at all times
  • Must maintain 6 foot social distance at all times
  • No touching
  • No water fountains or vending (food or drink) will be available
  • No cash permitted
  • No games/books/cards
  • No photos

These rules are in place to keep our population and the public safe and healthy. The facility reserves the right to terminate any visit in which the rules are not followed.  

Questions pertaining to any of the information above can be directed to the facility. Contact information is available on this page.


NCCW Visiting Schedule

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To view a PDF version of this schedule, click here: NCCW Visiting Schedule

Incarcerated persons at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women are limited to one visit per week.
Visits may be scheduled in advance, as long as they do not exceed the quota mentioned above.


Facility Visitation Procedures

The link below will take you to visiting procedures that apply to this facility. Note that some information is not current, based on new visitation guidelines implemented due to COVID-19; however, procedures pertaining to identification documents, approved dress code, authorized items, the visitation approval process and other guidelines pertinent to each facility are still applicable and should be followed.

NCCW 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 Typesort ascending
Mental Health Association Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Discusses deescalation; decision making and consequences; how trauma has affected a person; and how to overcome negative ways of dealing with stressful situations and crises.  Need addressed:  Life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Money Matters

Teaches how to plan, save and budget.


Need addressed:  Life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction Virtual Electric

Provides general electrical wiring training as well as instruction on how to do proper household and commercial wiring.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction Virtual Welding

Provides training in welding safety, basic welding information and welding defects.  Will give participants the tools to make welding corrections.

Need addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
ABC Construction: Construction Technology***

 

Introduces masonry, carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing.

Need Addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Metro Community College (MCC)

MCC provides a variety of courses to assist with employment readiness, life skills, reentry, computer knowledge/skills,  mechanics, quality control and supervision in the workplace.

Needs addressed:  Employment, lifeskills, reentry preparation

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Released and Restored

Released and Restored provides life skills training for employment, finances and consumer education. The program also focuses on helping individuals learn critical thinking skills, recognize distorted thinking and develop techniques to address problem areas.


Needs Addressed:  Support; pro-social/outside interest

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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 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
Health Course

This program, delivered by a wellness expert, provides workshops on preventative health education and nutrition, such as Men's Birth Control; Date Abuse; Bullying; Gender Boxes; and Hygiene.


Need addressed:  Health.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Serve Safe

Food safety certification course which covers food borne illness, how to prevent it; purchasing and receiving guidelines; food prep, holding and serving guidelines; food safety management, systems and sanitation guidelines.


Needs addressed:  Employment; life skills.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
Department of Labor Workforce Development

Helps participants develop a resume, prepare for interviews and work on job skills.


Need area addressed:  Employment

Vocational/Life Skills Programs
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
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
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
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
Trauma Informed Peer Support

Integrative group process for women who are trauma survivors involved in mental health or substance abuse services.


Need addressed:  Support

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.

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

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.

Clinical Treatment Programs

See clinical programs list for more details.

Self-Esteem

Participants work on building self-esteem and confidence.


Need addressed:  Mental Health; attitude; behavior.

Grief and Loss

A behavioral health program designed to help address issues of grief and loss.


Needs Addressed:  attitudes/behavior

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
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
Vocational and Life Skills Programming

See non-clinical programs list for more details. 

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
Waterwalks

This is a spiritually based, inmate facilitated group discussion.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social/outside interest; support

Pro-Social Activities
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is an organization which encourages members to read, and listen at meetings using the program as an opportunity to face the truth and become accountable for their addiction to alcohol.


Need Addressed:  Support for addiction and prosocial activity

Pro-Social Activities
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
Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous encourages its members to attend meetings, read and listen to speakers to face the truth and be accountable for their addictions.


Need addressed:  Drug addiction support; pro-social/outside interest.

Pro-Social Activities
Peer Support

Trauma informed peer support training.

Need addressed:  pro-social

Pro-Social Activities
Prison Fellowship

Provides faith based speakers and mentoring to incarcerated individuals.


Needs addressed:  Prosocial/Outside Interest, support.

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
Toastmasters

Toastmasters empowers people to improve communication and leadership skills, find the courage to change, achieve their full potential, and realize their dreams.


Needs addressed:  Pro-social; outside interest; attitude; behavior.

Pro-Social Activities
College Courses

College courses are offered through various universities/colleges and correspondence courses. Currently, college classes are provided by grant funded providers and/or at the individual's own expense.


Needs Addressed:  Education; employment; life skills; pro-social.

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
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
Parenting Teen

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting 10 Greatest Gifts

Focuses on assisting the participant create a family vision and plan to fulfill that vision.


Need addressed:  Family.

Non-Clinical Programs
7 Habits on the Inside

Developed by FranklinCovey in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Corrections, 7 Habits on the Inside uses the principles of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, tailored for the incarcerated individual. The program seeks to empower individuals to manage their own lives in such a way as to be successful in prison and in the community. (10 sessions) 


Needs Addressed: Attitudes/Behavior; Family; Employment; Life Skills

Non-Clinical Programs
Beyond Trauma

Beyond Trauma is a gender-specific, trauma-informed program for women.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior.

Non-Clinical Programs
Community Justice Center Victims Impact/Empathy

This program increases a participant's understanding of the harm/damages they caused their victims, communities and themselves. The program also provides an important life skill module that teaches how to become emotionally proficient, which translates into better decision making and reduced conflicts.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior, Life skills.

Non-Clinical Programs
Domesti-PUPS

Participants in Domesti-PUPS train dogs to become service animals for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs and education programs.


Needs addressed: Pro-social, attitude, behavior

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting 0-5

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication, and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family.

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
Courage to Change

A series of cognitive-behavioral interactive journals in which participants can address their individual problem areas based on a criminogenic risk and needs assessment.


Attitudes/Behavior

Non-Clinical Programs
Parenting 5-12

Focuses on teaching cooperation, communication and appropriate discipline.


Need addressed:  Family.

Non-Clinical Programs
Community Justice Center Emotional Hygiene

Explore the root of emotions, accountability, responsibility, and management of these areas.


Needs addressed:  Attitudes, behavior

Non-Clinical Programs
Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA)

Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA) provides women the opportunity to discuss female health issues and learn lessons about healthy lifestyles.


Needs addressed:  Health and life skills.

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
START Now

Mental Health programming re-enforcing personal responsibility for behavior; teaching about the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behavior; identifying strengths to build on.


Needs addressed:  Mental Health; attitudes; behavior.

Clinical Treatment
Anger Management High Risk/Need

Anger Management is available to individuals demonstrating high risk/high needs related to anger. This treatment provides instruction and practice on basic anger control strategies in a group facilitated by clinicians.


Needs Addressed:  Attitudes; behavior; aggression, mental health 

Clinical Treatment
oHeLP Outpatient Sex Offender Program

The Outpatient Healthy Lives Program is available to individuals who are assessed to be at a relatively moderate risk to sexually re-offend.


Need Addressed:  Sex Offender.

Clinical Treatment
Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse: RTC, SAU, COP

Inmates assigned to residential treatment programs have been identified as having serious substance abuse issues. These programs generally last about six months.


 Need addressed:  Alcohol/drug addiction.

Clinical Treatment
STAR Unit

The STAR Unit is an inpatient mental health program offering groups and classes on a diverse range of topics including psycho-educational elements, coping skills and strategies, nutrition and wellness/physical activities.


Need addressed:  Mental Health

Clinical Treatment
Path to Fulfillment

Provides support as group members identify goals related to altering the behaviors and habits that have prevented them from maintaining healthy boundaries, language and self-concepts.


Needs addressed:  mental health, attitudes, behavior.

Clinical Treatment
Anxiety Reduction

The program teaches participants anxiety reduction behaviors

Clinical Treatment
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral mindfulness- based coping skills group.


Need addressed:  mental health

Clinical Treatment
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Program assists participants build cognitive behavioral mindfulness based coping skills.


Attitudes/Behavior; mental health

Clinical Treatment
Additional Information
  • Parenting Program
    • Started in 1974
    • One of the first programs in the U.S. to be introduced in a women's correctional facility
    • In 1994 the Parenting Program expanded to include an on-grounds nursery for babies born to inmate mothers during their incarceration.
    • Pregnant inmates must meet strict eligibility requirements in order to participate in the nursery program.
       
  • ABE/GED classes
  • Religious programming
  • Work programs to include traditional facility work programs and Cornhusker State Industries
  • Clubs - Music, Survivor, Alcoholics Anonymous
  • College correspondence courses
  • Pre-release programs
  • Dog Program/Domesti-Pups
  • Pro-Start - Vocational Culinary Program
  • Offender Work Programs

Security Levels: Minimum, medium and maximum security levels.

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