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A special staff detail at the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) lowered the flags to half-staff on Friday, May 15th, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. We thank all the men and women of our law enforcement community who serve our communities every day. #KeepPeopleSafe #Thank you #PeaceOfficersMemorialRead more

Each May, the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) Employee Activities Committee (EAC) celebrates Employee Appreciation Month in various ways, including hosting a BBQ, and providing pizza and popcorn to teammates. COVID-19 has impacted the ability to provide these options but that hasn’t discouraged our EAC team from recognizing our team members in other COVID-19 friendly ways! Each week in May, the EAC distributes snacks to NSP teammates and recognizes one NSP team member as the Employee of the Week. EAC members handed out a baggie of tootsie rolls to each NSP team member. On each baggie, it says, “Thanks for the ‘roll’ you play...Read more

As you drive by NDCS Central Office on South Folsom street you can't help but notice the large sign reminding us of our gratitude for our essential workers. Thanks to all our teammates for everything they do! #GotYourSix #UnitedFamily #KeepPeopleSafeRead more

NDCS teammates are essential workers.

They work through holidays, weekends and pandemics.

The work they do, the rehabilitation and health services they offer, the job skills they help incarcerated individuals to create all go to #KeepPeopleSafe.

#ThankYou for what you do. Every. Single. Day.

To watch this video of appreciation, click this YouTube link HERE.

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For the last decade, Lieutenant Jacob Harkendorff has dedicated his career to serving his community. He worked in the fire and water restoration business before applying to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) to be an officer. Since he hired on, he promoted to corporal, sergeant and is currently a lieutenant at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI).

With NDCS Corrections Month underway, he looks back at his time at NDCS. “I started at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) and moved to other facilities through my promotions. The facility had a family atmosphere I really liked. I knew this...Read more

When one door closes, another one opens. That’s what transitioning jobs was like for Registered Nurse Becky Brinson when the urgent care clinic she worked at for more than 26 years closed down. She looked to the future and stepped into a new career at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC). “I started at NDCS in 2017. I worked in family practice and urgent care in the past and was ready for something different.”

Brinson said when she started at NDCS, she was surprised at how appreciative the incarcerated population was for the care they received. “They are thankful we...Read more

Teammates at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility are welcomed with signs of appreciation for corrections month and all their hard work and resiliency through the ongoing COVID-19 challenges. #NDCSCorrectionsMonth #ThankYou #NECOVID19Read more

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vocational Life Skills (VLS) grantee ReConnect is doing great work to keep the incarcerated population at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha (CCC-O) and other facilities engaged using long-distance learning. ReConnect Executive Director LaVon Stennis Williams wasted no time implementing two self-guided classes, Success Prep and Keys to Success. These classes have been well received by the participants. Williams also recently donated treats to CCC-O to show her appreciation for the teammates there she works with. ReConnect is also working with CCC-O to make masks for the Omaha Housing Authority...Read more