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The Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW), located just west of York, Nebraska, is the only secure state correctional facility for adult women.
Programs: Up to 80% of NCCW's population have self reported substance abuse problems or history of involvement in domestic violence as an adult or as a child. Rather than merely addressing the symptoms, staff at NCCW attempt to focus on the roots of the problem(s). Education and training that encourages personal responsibility and fosters self-reliance is provided.
Security Levels: NCCW houses all classifications levels of female inmates (except community A and B) including new commitments, court-ordered evaluators and safe-keepers from county facilities. For more information on Intake Procedures, Average Population: 274 Number of Staff: 89
Visitation: Anyone wanting to visit an inmate at NCCW must first complete a Visitor Registration Form. These forms can be sent out to the person by the inmate or picked up at NCCW. Once the forms are completed, the Visitor Registration Form must then be mailed to the Administration Office of NCCW.
Directions to the Facility: NCCW's address is 1107 Recharge Road, York, Nebraska, 68467. From Interstate 80 take exit #353 north onto U.S. Highway 81. Proceed approximately 4 miles north on U. S. Highway 81 into the city of York. At the intersection of 4th street and Hwy 81 turn left (west) onto 4th street. Proceed west on 4th street approximately 2 miles west of York. Visitor parking is located on the east side of the facility in the lower parking lot. Frequently Asked Questions:
May my child bring a toy into visiting to play with during the visits?
Children between the ages of infant and five (5) years of age will be allowed to bring one (1) toy per each child. This toy must be a toy that is a non-weapon, non-metallic type toy, that has no wheels or removable parts. Stuffed animals, dolls, and books will not be allowed. All items will be searched thoroughly.
May I visit two inmates at the same time?
Visitors will not be authorized to be on the visiting list of more than one (1) inmate housed within the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. The only exception to this policy is that an immediate family member may be granted permission to be placed on more than one inmate's visiting list if one person involved is a member of the inmate's immediate family.
. May I bring minor aged children with me to visit an inmate?
Yes. Persons age 12 through 18 years of age must complete and submit their own Visitor Request Form and must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other authorized adult (19 or older). Minors who are infant age to 11 years old must be included on the Visitor Request Form of their parent, legal guardian or other authorized adult. Authorized adult must be 19 years old or older and must have a notarized permission letter from the parent or legal guardian stating that the minor child may visit at the facility. Contact the facility if you have questions before arriving for a visit.
When I visit, may I bring money to give to an inmate?
No. Visitors may bring a small amount of change to purchase pop or candy from vending machines located in the visiting area to share with the inmate during visiting. Inmates are allowed to receive money only through the U. S. Mail. Do not send cash or Travelers Checks, only personal checks and money orders are accepted. The checks and money orders must include the first and last name of the sender, the senders full address, and the name and institutional number of the inmate for whom the money is intended. Checks and money orders that do not contain this information will be returned to the sender or placed in the inmate's confiscated account.
For more information regarding NCCW contact the Public Information Officer Tim Siemek at 402-362-3317, ext. 226.
About the Nebraska Correctional Center For Women:
NCCW, began operation in May, 1920, through an act of the Nebraska State Legislature establishing the "State Reformatory for Women." The original facility consisted of a 2-story house that was used as an inmate and staff residence. The facility was a working dairy farm. The inmates assisted with the livestock. The current institution consists of 17 buildings on 27 acres of land, secured by two security fences. The original house, known as the Cottage, is still being used today as a learning center for the Living Skills Program. NCCW houses all security classification levels of female inmates including those in its Diagnostic and Evaluation Center. The Diagnostic and Evaluation Center houses all new commitments. The average stay of a new commitment in the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center is 30 days. This allows the inmate time to adjust to the institution and to learn about the institution's programs, rules, and regulations. During the evaluation period staff develop a personalized classification plan for the inmate.
NCCW has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.
Parenting Program: Started in 1974, the Parenting Program at NCCW was the first of its kind in the U.S. Overnight visits for children are still in use today. Children between the ages of 1 and 6 years of age may spend up to five nights a month with their mothers. Newborns through the age of 16 years of age may have on-grounds day visits in the program area. Inmate mothers must meet all NCCW eligibility requirements prior to visits.
In 1994 the Parenting Program expanded to include a second nursery program, modeled after the nursery in the Bedford Hills Correctional Center in New York. Pregnant inmates meeting all of the criteria are admitted to the program and are allowed to have their infants on facility grounds. The goal is to have the inmate mother and baby leave NCCW together by the time the baby is 18 months of age. The Parenting Program includes many classes and work shops on parenting skills, prenatal care, child development, child health and safety, and improving relationships.
Substance Abuse Residential and Non-Residential Treatment: This program is designed as a rehabilitative program that encourages inmates to accept personal responsibility for their substance abuse issues and change their criminal thinking patterns. A separate 28-bed housing unit is provided for the Residential program. Five Chemical Dependency Counselors provide the programming.
Mental Health Programs: NCCW's Mental Health Department offers a variety of mental health services. They offer many of the same services offered at the other institutions and can be found by visiting the Mental Health Web-Page. However NCCW's Mental Health Department also offers some programs not offered in all other facilities, including the following:
Self-Talk and Restructuring Tools (START) Group
Domestic Violence Group
Stress and Anger Management Group
Sexual Assault Survivors Group
Control Unit Program
General Education Programs: NCCW has a state accredited Adult Basic Education program that assists inmates in working toward their GED diploma. A spring graduation ceremony honors inmates who have completed this goal. English Language instruction is offered to English as Second Language inmates. Refresher courses in math, English, and reading are also offered. Basic courses are offered in psychology, and sociology. Computer assisted learning is utilized.
Metro Community College provides classes in computers, business, math, writing, algebra, human relations, psychology, and other areas. Classes include traditional lectures, videotape presentations, and satellite distance learning.
Core Courses lead to a certificate in Business Technology and also apply to numerous degree areas. Inmates may also participate in correspondence study at their own cost.
Road Detail Crew: A selected group of minimum custody inmates work outside the facility on a work crew that is assigned to the Nebraska Department of Roads in the York area. Under direct supervision inmates clean and maintain the rest areas, repair road surfaces, operate power tools, and perform additional specialized duties as needed.
Prison Industries Employment: Employment with Cornhusker State Industries provides inmates the opportunities to gain valuable work skills in data entry and the manufacture of clothes, bedding, and other fabric items.
It is important that the Visitation Registration Form be sent to the NCCW Administration Office and not to the inmate. Once the form has been received and processed in approximately 4 to 6 weeks, the inmate will be notified when the visitor has been approved and placed on the inmate's Visitation Card. All visitors are reminded that when visiting NCCW all personal property, except for a photo identification and vehicle keys, needs to be left in the vehicle with the windows closed and the vehicle locked. All adult visitors must show valid picture identification to be admitted to visitation. All visitors will be pat searched prior to entering the institution. Visitors may also be searched by K-9 units, metal detectors and ION scanners. Visitors may request a copy of the Institutional Visitation Rules from the inmate whom they are visiting. Violation of these rules may result in the termination of visitation privileges.
General Population and Substance Abuse Unit inmates:
Last name beginning with letter A - M: 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Last name beginning with letter N - Z: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Last name beginning with letter N - Z: 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Last name beginning with letter A - M: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
9:00-11:00 am Saturday
Special Management (Disciplinary, Administrative Confinement, Protective Custody):
9:00-11:00 am Sunday