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The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 16th Restorative Justice Victims Impact/Empathy life skills class at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) on April 17. One-hundred percent of class participants rated the class excellent with 80 percent showing empathy and/or insight into the effects their actions have on their victims/community. "It helped me to better understand my continued responsibility and to stay on my path of giving back (repairing the harm I’ve caused)," one participant said.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Case Worker Lucas Fields takes a phone call at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O). Fields has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2016. His main job duties include processing inmates in and out of the institution, conducting counts and searches and providing transportation when the need arises. “I'm always learning something new,” Fields said. “And there is always plenty to do.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

After a 12-hour shift and a long day at the Employee Activity Committee's barbeque last week, Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) team members didn't hesitate to stop and help a colleague in need. Way to demonstrate excellence both inside and outside of the workplace!Read more

Team members at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) and Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner in the LCC visiting room on April 30. Several volunteers attended the event, including Bill Hance, who was recognized as DEC’s Volunteer of the Year, and Roy Wolfer, LCC’s Volunteer of the Year. LCC’s Food Service team provided a lovely meal consisting of lemon pepper chicken, rice pilaf, asparagus and a choice of dessert.Read more

Incarcerated individuals at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) were given the opportunity to interact with motivational speaker and author Ron “Gus” Gustafson on April 23. Gustafson, author of “Fully Armed,” shared his story of losing his arm and shoulder in a tragic accident as a child and how he has been able to cope and use his sense of humor to thrive in spite of his circumstances. Thirteen men attended the presentation, where Gustafson demonstrated skills that he has acquired in order to overcome obstacles in his life. Several individuals in attendance were invited to attempt skills such as tying a necktie,...Read more

Thirteen incarcerated men graduated from Thinking for a Change (T4C) at the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) on April 18. There are typically three T4C classes occurring at WEC at the same time, and several participants are getting the opportunity to learn how their thinking controls their behavior. They'e learning how to make positive choices in even the toughest situations. Congratulations, graduates!Read more

Team members at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) hosted its annual Employee Activities Committee (EAC) barbeque on May 8 in honor of Correctional Employee Appreciation week.

The menu consisted of pulled pork sandwiches, homemade potato salad, baked beans, soda or water and Ice Cream sundaes. Approximately 350 to 400 TSCI team members enjoyed a meal. ALPHA Volunteers showed their support with fresh fruit and raffles.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Corporal Isaac Jordan prepares for count at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). Jordan has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2015. His job duties include supervising, monitoring and keeping up with incarcerated individuals’ daily schedules. “It’s called corrections because we’re helping these people correct their behavior,” Jordan said. “I try to act as a kind of role model.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more