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In Case You Missed It!

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The Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) currently has 14 teammates who have served or serve in the military. NCYF executives created a bulletin board as a small token of their appreciation. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to serve both the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) and our country.Read more

Governor Pete Ricketts spent Wednesday afternoon with Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) teammates and incarcerated women at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW). The governor visited a Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Vocational and Life Skills (VLS) class, the Cornhusker State Industries (CSI) sewing shop, the nursery and the cafeteria, in addition to holding a question and answer session with NDCS teammates working a variety of different jobs. “Every facility has its own distinct culture and the work Warden Denise Davidson is doing here is fantastic,” Gov. Ricketts said. “The Department of...Read more

Fourteen incarcerated men at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) graduated from the Associated Builders and Contractor (ABC) National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) CORE Curriculum course on Jan. 17. This 16-week course was the third and final course that ABC offered for this cohort at TSCI. All 14 students have now completed 18 months of ABC construction courses, which included the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Certification, OSHA General Industry Certification and Applied Construction Math. "This was a huge commitment," TSCI Associate Warden April...Read more

The Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (NCYF) held their monthly Inmate Council meeting on Jan. 9. These meetings provide incarcerated individuals with an opportunity to speak with staff about facility operations. Individuals can offer feedback on what they think could be improved. The meetings also allow NDCS team members to share upcoming changes, activities and events.Read more

The Inner Circle Group and Ambassadors at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) held a reentry fair on Nov. 29. Educational, transitional living and job skill resources were made available to approximately 100 participants. This helped the incarcerated individuals develop future plans and feel a sense of hope by familiarizing themselves with community resources. The Inner Circle group at LCC is comprised of nine core members who created the group to educate their peers on community resources. They stress the importance of creating a working plan to reenter society and to lead themselves down a healthier path during incarceration...Read more

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Class 1517 graduated from the Staff Training Academy on Jan. 16. Congratulations!Read more

A group of incarcerated individuals at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) recently graduated from Thinking For a Change (T4C). Instructors Justin Podany and Lawrence Brier said students were eager to complete the course. Congratulations, graduates!Read more

The Community Justice Center recently completed its 54th Restorative Justice – Victims Impact/Empathy (Life Skills) class at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). Over 90 percent of class participants came away with who their victims really are, the impact their decisions have on those victims/communities and how to take care of their “emotional hygiene." Eighty percent of participants rated the class excellent. "It helped me learn new ways to control my anger," one participant said.Read more