In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

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On March 28, 2019, The Lincoln Correctional Center hosted motivational speaker Kevin Kush who delivered a powerful presentation on the “Doors of Opportunity” to a gymnasium full of both incarcerated individuals and staff.

Kush identified the steps to getting opportunities to present themselves and how to go for those opportunities.

"It’s up to you to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you and to look for those open doors" Kush told those in attendance.

On top of being a 30-year educator and former Boys Town football coach, Kush is an author and has a passion for inspiring and motivating...Read more

Family, friends, and teammates gathered at the Nebraska Staff Training Academy on April 12, 2019, to celebrate pre-service class 319’s completion of training.

As the NDCS Communications Manager and a new hire myself, I was personally honored to have been part of this class and am thankful for the shared experiences with my classmates. Our class included corporals and officers, caseworkers, administrative and staff assistants, a food service specialist, a dentist, and a physician.

Class 319 was led by Training Specialists Garrett Cook and Mary Jo Bean.

Please welcome this new group of teammates as they...Read more

Chances are good you have crossed paths with Staff Assistant Annette Powers. Powers greets most new hires on day one to issue their uniforms.

Powers was recently recognized for achieving 40 years of service to the State of Nebraska. She started her state career with the State College Board in 1979, moved to the Department of Administrative Services Division of Communications in 1988, and then to Surplus Property in 1991. All her various roles helped prepare her for her final move to NDCS Purchasing in 2006.

Today, Powers duties are quite varied – an aspect of her job she quite enjoys. “Every day is different,”...Read more

A group of incarcerated men at the Nebraska State Penitentiary has transformed one of the housing units with beautiful, hand-painted murals.

The six-mural project began in December 2017, after the previous unit manager and lead porter came up with the idea to make their housing unit less dreary.

Presently, two murals are finished with three others nearing completion.

The murals are designed and painted by the incarcerated individuals and are subject to pre-approval from Warden Michele Capps.

Unit staff also play a key role in supervising the painting sessions as well as purchasing supplies....Read more

Representatives from several agencies came together at the SERVES Team meeting on March 19, 2019, for a panel discussion. The Nebraska Army National Guard Victim Advocate Coordinator and Peer Victim Advocate, the Lincoln Police Department Victim Witness Unit Director, and a Voices of Hope Sexual Assault Services Coordinator discussed a variety of topics.

Through the panel’s many years of expertise assisting victims of crime they shared tips on what has and hasn’t worked, challenges they have faced, and how they have worked to reduce the stigma associated with handling traumatic events.

The SERVES Team aims to...Read more