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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Unit Manager Rowan Taylor jokes with an incarcerated individual at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Taylor has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2014. Her main job duties include handling inmate and team member concerns within her unit, teaching Thinking for a Change (T4C) and facilitating Inner Circle. “I started this job to get experience in social work, not thinking I’d be here more than a year,” Taylor said. “I ended up realizing I really, really liked it. This is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

In National Geographic's book "LOVE Unleashed" by Rebecca Ascher-Walshis is a chapter called Rosco (page 37). Rosco is a Domesti-PUPS therapy/service dog trained at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). He now belongs to a child with cerebral palsy. The chapter mentions both NSP and the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). It references Rosco’s graduation, training and the benefits to the public and the incarcerated individuals involved.Read more

The Community Justice Center (CJC) completed its 57th Restorative Justice “Victims Impact/Empathy/Life Skills Class” at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) on Feb. 8. Eighty percent of class participants said they gained insight into who their victims really are and how their decisions impacted their victims and communities. "It gave insight on how many people I harmed," one participant said. "Where I thought it was one – I realized it was many more."Read more

Corporal Jeffrey Walraven suffered a heart attack while on duty at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L) on Jan. 1. Sergeant Keisha Silas directed team members to activate Emergency Medial Services (EMS) while she stayed by Walraven's side. Walraven recently presented Silas with a challenge coin to show his appreciation for her brave actions. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) thanks Silas and all team members who assisted Walraven during this time.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Corporal Michelle Kowalski assists with inmate tablets at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). Kowalski has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2007. Her main duties include ensuring the processing of misconduct reports and collection of evidence. “I like to make a difference and ensure things are done the right way,” Kowalski said. #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

On Thursday, March 1, the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility's (NCYF) Employee Activity Committee (EAC) and Chick-fil-A in Bellevue, Neb. partnered to raised funds for NCYF employee activities and events. Chick-fil-A donated 10 percent of all sales from 6 to 8 p.m., while NCYF team members cleared off tables and held doors open for customers. Within the two hours, the NCYF EAC raised $399.14, which will be geared towards providing events and recognition for team members during Corrections Appreciation Month in May. NCYF team members want to thank the Chick-fil-A in Bellevue for their continued support.Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Tool Control Corporal Donald Hardy takes inventory of tools the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). Hardy has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2001. His main job duties include storing, replacing and taking inventory for approximately 12,000 tools within the facility. “I’ve worked in some kind of construction my whole life,” Hardy said. “I’ve always worked with tools and I really enjoy the people I work with. It is kind of a like a family.” #NDCSTeamMemberSpotlightRead more

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Honor Guard Team members Jill Ourada and Shar Most traveled to Pennsylvania this week to pay respect to Sergeant Mark Baserman of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, who lost his life in the line of duty on Feb. 26. Ourada and Most are pictured here with Honor Guard Team members from South Dakota and Michigan. Our thoughts are with our corrections colleagues both in Pennsylvania and throughout the country.Read more