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Governor Pete Ricketts spent last Thursday talking to team members throughout the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI). His interest was in understanding the specific functions performed by team members in various roles. Ricketts assisted custody staff members at the gatehouse operating the X-ray machine and searching items coming into the facility. He sat in on a current events class in the education department. He interacted with the individuals involved in the Domesti-Pups program and then observed work in the Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) woodshop. CSI Shop Supervisor Sam Grof explained the operations in the...Read more

Ten incarcerated individuals graduated from Thinking for a Change (T4C) at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) on Feb. 14. Caseworkers Dana Dormer and Kelsey Schiebur led the group in discussing their experiences and making changes for the better. Congratulations, graduates!Read more

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Captain John Satriano (left) follows up on a report written by a staff member at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF). Satriano has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2001. He is the security administrator at NCYF and his job duties include overseeing the safety and security of the facility, supervising all custody staff, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and addressing the youth’s concerns. Satriano’s favorite parts of the job are assiting staff and youth, resolving problems and finding solutions to issues that arise. Satriano is also on the Crisis...Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) executive team met with Nebraska State Patrol Colonel John A. Bolduc this morning to discuss communication strategies between the two agencies. “I think we really are in a good place and this is a good way to keep that conversation going,” NDCS Director Scott R. Frakes said. NDCS and the State Patrol plan to continue strengthening their partnership and furthering Nebraska’s mission to create opportunity through more effective, more efficient and customer focused state government.Read more

The Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) held a general staff meeting on Feb. 9 and recognized several team members for their excellent work. Caseworker Sara Scdoris was recognized for five years of service with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS). Canteen Operator Denise Korinek was recognized for five years of service with NDCS. Sergeant Jose Terrazas was recognized as the 2017 Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) Team Member of the Year. Reentry Specialist Rafael Hernandez was recognized for his excellent work with Victim Services at CCC-L. Sergeant Steven Casarez was recognized as the CCC-...Read more

Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) Shop Supervisor Deb Prince checks an incarcerated woman’s work at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW).

Prince has been with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2003. Her main job duties include supervising shop workers, checking the quality and quantity of products and making sure everything in the shop runs smoothly.

“I enjoy seeing them learn a new trade,” Prince said. “It lets me know that I’m doing what I can for them and hopefully giving them a good chance to succeed out there.”

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The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) held its first Leadership Academy graduation of the year on Feb. 16. Jason Jackson, Governor Pete Ricketts’ chief human resources officer, spoke with the class on Feb. 15. He discussed leadership from his perspective, noting that his “true north” is public service. Jackson said his current role allows him to blend his military experience with his private sector experience as he works to add value to whatever situation he is in. Speaking to what he likes about his current role, Jackson said, “I love that what we (state government) do matters to real people.” Specific to the...Read more

Twenty-seven incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) attended a kick-off event for Defy Ventures' "CEO of Your New Life" program on Feb. 15. Citing the women in his life for many of his successes, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Director Scott R. Frakes was ecstatic to introduce Defy to the women at NCCW. "It's the strong women who are going to help fix America," he said. NCCW marks the fourth facility in Nebraska and just the third women's facility in the country to offer the program. The six- to seven-month class focuses on entrepreneurship, career readiness, character...Read more