In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

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While working through the challenges of keeping a pandemic at bay, Tecumseh State Correctional Institute (TSCI) Associate Warden Megan Cruickshank had a brainstorm. She was inspired by individuals in the community reaching out to those most affected by COVID-19, particularly people in long-term care facilities who were not able to have visits from their friends and families. Cruickshank knew the men housed at TSCI could relate, and had an idea on how they could provide each other some hope.

“We were excited to give everyone something positive to focus on in this difficult time,” said Cruickshank.

She turned to...Read more

A group of women at the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln (CCC-L) have been working hard to help make sure medical facilities across Nebraska have sufficient PPE supplies. Five days a week the women spend eight hours a day assisting the Nebraska National Guard at the State Surplus warehouse load and unload boxes of PPE in the Nebraska summer heat. They are also helping load pallet jacks, package units and organize the warehouse.

“It’s hard work but it gets us out of the center and it’s good to know we are helping people,” said one of the workers.

A representative from the governor’s office stopped by...Read more

The extra challenges brought on by the recent COVID-19 pandemic have brought to light the numerous teammates who were willing to go the extra mile at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). One of those was Chemical Dependency Treatment Specialist Abbey Podrazo, who recently earned the annual OCC Programs Award for her daily efforts to motivate her clients and teammates to always do their best.

“She exemplifies integrity, respect, compassion, growth and excellence on a daily basis,” said teammate Karin Humenick-Cullen who nominated her. “She is the definition of a motivated team-player that leads by example.”

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The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) selected Case Manager Mark Johnson as the Operations Division 2019 Employee of the Year in recognition of his high standard of work performance and a “can do” attitude. Johnson knows what is expected of him at work and displays exceptional competence and sound judgement in the execution of his responsibilities every day. Since the beginning of his career at NDCS, he has carried himself as a role model who leads by example. Johnson is well known throughout NSP for his work ethic, energy, courteousness and willingness to help others. He is highly respected by his peers and appreciated by his...Read more

The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) sported some appropriately dressed “firecrackers” for the 4th of July. These infants, and their mothers, are part of the nursery program at NCCW. The program affords women who qualify, the opportunity to stay with their infants during incarceration and take part in classes and workshops that focus on parenting skills, prenatal care, child development and more.

The nursery program accepts clothing donations along with other baby items. For more information about how to make a clothing donation, contact NCCW. That information can be found on the NDCS website: https://...Read more

Men working in the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) TEK Industries have been producing cutting dies used to make face masks. Currently, they make five different kinds of cutting dies for various sizes and types of masks. Once the dies are completed, they are sent to Accuquilt in Omaha, who in turn is donating profits to Share our Strength/No Kid Hungry. Some of the companies using these dies to produce face masks are donating them back to our front line workers. #TellOurStory #NECovid19Read more

At the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), everyone does their part to continue its operations to keep people safe. As COVID-19 has forced teammates and the incarcerated population alike to change the way they go through their days, teammates in medical services are going above and beyond as they educate teammates and incarcerated population. Licensed Practitioner Nurse (LPN) Summer Brandt said her teammates have all played a part in making sure everyone is keeping their areas clean. “We have been more diligent about keeping germs to a minimum and are keeping some social distance between each other. Once the...Read more

At the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP), three men shared their talents to honor our country and military, as well as the NDCS special teams.Read more