In Case You Missed It!

In Case You Missed It!

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In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re highlighting Christian Heritage Full-Time Volunteer Clergy Rev. Jim Erwin. Erwin has been connected to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) since 2005. He was nominated by a NDCS teammate who requested his assistance to help support an incarcerated individual whose family member passed away.

“He was in his pajamas when I called him and he got here almost immediately. I was so grateful for his assistance that day and the inmate was extensively grateful for his being there to pray with her,” said the teammate.

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! NDCS is so grateful to the more than 1,200 volunteers who dedicate their time to enhance the lives of Nebraska's incarcerated population.

Below is a letter written by Inmate Porter Richard Laramee that talks about TSCI volunteer, Peter Matt, his achievements and how his time and guidance has impacted so many incarcerated people and NDCS staff in such a positive way.

#volunteer #VolunteerAppreciationWeek #ThankYou

*Note: This picture was taken before COVID-19 requirements were put in place.

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Workers in the Work Ethic Camp (WEC) kitchen recently completed a four-hour ServSafe Food Handler program, the second level of the National Restaurant Association Food Safety Program. Food Service Director Clarice Shields provided the men several opportunities throughout the year to complete the program facilitated by UNL Extension Educators Nancy Frecks and Andrea Nisley. Shields was impressed by all the hard work put in by everyone who signed up and took advantage of the opportunity to improve their skills, knowledge and personal growth, as well as enhancing food safety at the facility. The training includes not only food...Read more

Just in time to celebrate Earth Day, teammates at TSCI are being greeted by some new goslings. “The mother and father have been coming here for years. It’s so neat to watch them sitting the nest each year then seeing the babies! There are times you will have to wait for them to cross the parking lot to get to their little spot across the road,” said Records Manager Denise Pietzyk. #EarthDay2020Read more

Cornhusker State Industries employs incarcerated individuals at five NDCS facilities to help prepare them for successful reentry back into the community. Recently, 27 men have been working at the CSI shop at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) making much needed masks. Several men talked about what the project meant to them.#NECOVID9

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Teammates and residents at the Community Correctional Center – Lincoln (CCCL) were treated to a little levity earlier this week thanks to Unit Case Manager Watt. He embraced the COVID-19 situation as best he could and came to work sporting matching pants and face mask. His positive attitude and humor brought out smiles and helped lift spirits across the facility. #NECOVID19 #ShareEmIfYouWearEmRead more

NDCS offers a wide variety of career opportunities including case workers, food service, health care and security. CURRENTLY, A $10,000 HIRING BONUS FOR CORPORALS IS BEING OFFERED AT: - Lincoln Correctional Center - Diagnostic and Evaluation Center - Tecumseh State Correctional Institution - Nebraska State Penitentiary

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People living at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln and all NDCS facilities wear masks any time they are out of their rooms. This is an effort to protect each other from transmission of airborne droplets and to continue to keep COVID-19 out of all of our facilities and buildings.

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