Community Corrections Center - Lincoln

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln is a minimum-custody work release center for both male and female inmates that is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The current inmate capacity at this facility is 312 males and 88 females. 

The Nebraska legislature created the Work Release Program In the fall of 1967. It allowed a select group of inmates to be employed in the community and housed during non-working hours in the institutions. 

In the fall of 1991, construction began on a new 200-bed institution, and in July 1993, the Community Corrections Center - Lincoln was opened. It has four housing units (three male and one female). CCC-L has been accredited by the American Correctional Association since 1981.

Community custody is the lowest custody level and the least restrictive environment. Individuals assigned here participate in "work detail" or "work release."

The first several weeks after the inmate arrives are spent on work detail - a job in the community supervised by corrections staff or community staff with specific corrections training. Work detail assignments are generally for NDCS or other state agencies and can include cleaning and road crews, maintenance, or administrative office work.

Following a time on work detail, individuals are provided an opportunity to go into the community to look for jobs. Once a job is secured and community corrections staff have been in contact with the employer, individuals can be assigned to work release. 

Individuals on work release are employed in the community, receive competitive wages and pay applicable taxes. Also available is educational release, where individuals attend local vocational/technical/business/community colleges and universities. 

Individuals are responsible for their own transportation to and from work and are expected to adhere to a pre-approved schedule. The inmates are also responsible for their own clothing and personal items and pay room and board of $12 per day.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Community Corrections Center - Lincoln are based on the housing unit the inmate is in. They are as follows:


Thursday                                       6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday                                       1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday                                          8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays*                8:30 am - 10:30 am


Thursday                                    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday                                     8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday                                       1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays*             1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Wednesday                              6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday                                   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday                                     8:30 am - 10:30 am
Recognized Holidays*           8:30 am - 10:30 am


Wednesday                             6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday                                  8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday                                    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recognized Holidays*          1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*Recognized holidays are: New Years Day, Howard's Day (September 2), Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Visitors must fill out a visiting application and get approval before they are allowed to visit an inmate. False or incomplete information on this form will result in a denial of visiting privileges.

No more than four adults may visit an inmate during any one visiting period.

Dress Code

When visiting this department’s correctional facilities, casual attire is appropriate. However, clothing should not be distracting or offensive to inmates or to other visitors and must be in good repair. 

Footwear in good repair is required to be worn at all times; open toe shoes are allowed. A lightweight outer jacket/sweater without any pockets may be worn in the visiting area. 

Visitors must wear undergarments. Visitors may not wear multiple layers of undergarments. Females must wear one bra and one pair of underwear (10 years of age or under are not required to wear a bra). Males must wear one pair of underwear/undershorts. 

Visitors are not allowed to wear a combination of both khaki colored pants and a shirt at the same time when they visit. A visitor may wear khaki pants or a khaki shirt but never at the same time when visiting. 

Shorts or skirts must be below the knee when standing/sitting. Shirts and dresses must cover the shoulders. Clothing with pictures, symbols, or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards is not allowed. Tops of clothing shall be no lower than the collarbone in the front and back.

Children, 10 years or younger, may be allowed to visit if wearing shorts, skirts, or rompers.

Clothing that is tight fitting (clothing will be considered tight fitting if it reveals the outline of genitalia or the areola), revealing, or made of see-through fabric shall not be allowed 

Clothes will be expected to be in good repair with no rips, tears, or pockets that are torn to allow access beneath the garment. 

Hats, headbands, hooded clothing, or outerwear are not allowed. Clergy are permitted to wear religious headwear. 

Watches, exercise trackers, and similar devices are not permitted. 

Visitor Items

Visitors are permitted the following items in the visiting room/area: 

  • Heart and asthma medication. Other medication may not be taken into the visiting area without approval from the Warden or the facility’s physician. Medication must be in the original container. 
  • Parents with infants may bring in two, factory sealed, single-serving, ready to feed formula or two clear bottles (no glass), four disposable diapers, eight wet wipes inside a clear bag, one receiving blanket, one plastic teething instrument.
  • Where paper currency is not authorized, each visitor (adults and minors) may bring up to $20.00 in change (example – one visitor with a child would be allowed to bring up to $40.00 in change) for use in the vending machines where vending machines are available. 
  • No vending/canteen items may be taken back to the housing unit by the inmate.

All other personal property must be secured in your vehicle or in lockers provided by the facility

Physical Address

Community Corrections Center - Lincoln
2720 West Van Dorn
Lincoln, NE 68542

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General Phone Number

​(402) 471-0740

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Community Corrections Center - Lincoln
P.O. Box 2200
Lincoln, NE 68542

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Community Corrections Center - Lincoln, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours and can make outgoing calls, which are typically made by calling collect or through a prepaid account. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Nebraska, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at Community Corrections Center - Lincoln through JPay. You can use their website, their JPay mobile app, in-person at MoneyGram agent locations, or by calling 1-800-574-5729.

You must know the inmate’s full name and their DOC number to send money through JPay.

Programs For Inmates

Clinical Treatment

  • Continuing Care-Sex Offender Program - This program helps participants maintain and strengthen the gains they made in other treatment programs. It also helps participants navigate new challenges and helps support the transition back to a community setting. Also offered on parole.
  • Non-residential Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program (IOP) -  drug/alcohol abuse program available for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for the residential program due to lower level substance abuse issues.
  • Non-residential Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (OP) - Outpatient substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals who are not eligible for residential or intensive substance abuse services due to lower level substance abuse issues.
  • Crisis Intervention - Provided on an as-needed basis, clinicians are available to assist individuals in a mental health crisis.
  • Individual/Group Psychotherapy - Licensed, clinical therapists provide one-on-one or group therapy sessions as needed.
  • Risk Assessment/ Psychological Evaluations - provide diagnosis clarification, intelligence testing and Dementia screening.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility - On-call Skilled Nursing Facilities manage crises dealing with medical emergencies, behavioral issues, and suicide watches.
  • Transition Services - available to those transitioning to or from general population or protective management.

Non-Clinical Program

  • EMPWR - A gender responsive trauma informed care program created to provide tools to move beyond the cycle of addiction and abuse, become self-confident, self-controlled, self-directed, and self-empowered.  
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) - an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral intervention which leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making and more appropriate behavior. 
  • Thinking for a Change - a high-level cognitive behavioral program developed by the National Institute of Corrections. The program uses role playing to concentrate on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders.


  • Adult Basic Education - assists adult incarcerated students work toward high school equivalency, or refresh skills regardless of diploma status.
  • ESL/ELL - designed to aid those students not fluent in English learn to speak, read, hear and write the language so they can better function in society.
  • High School - NDCS operates its own school district with a high school. Students of all ages may attend high school classes. Individuals under 22 who have not graduated from high school are required to be in school. Students over 22 need to go through an application process.

Pro-Social Activities

  • Religious Classes and activities - Variety of classes, workshops and religious services designed to help inmates with support and spiritual development.
  • Restorative Circle - A support group for incarcerated individuals working on restorative justice.
  • Sports/Recreation Activities - A variety of activities that encourage health pastimes are offered at all facilities. Please check with recreational specialists for more information.

Reentry Services

  • Assistance for Social Security Application - Social workers provide assistance in obtaining and completing Social Security applications to individuals who qualify and are 90 days from discharge, post-release supervision or parole.
  • Discharge Planning - Reentry specialists work with individuals to ensure a reentry plan is completed. The plan allows for a smooth transition to the community and focuses on housing, transportation, employment, education, and medical/mental health services as needed.
  • Reentry planning - Clients develop comprehensive reentry plans that include housing/transitional living, employment/education, transportation, ID credentials, medical/mental and behavioral health treatment.

Social Work Services

  • Community Coordination - Social workers coordinate with a variety of community providers and agencies for mental health services, substance abuse treatment and medical services. Providers include the Veteran's Administration, DHHS, treatment agencies, private practice, and non-profit organizations.
  • Living Needs - assist individuals with high medical/mental health needs to find clothing resources, apply for benefits or general assistance and other life needs.
  • Medical Services Coordination - assist individuals with high medical needs to set appointments for medication management, healthcare and provide resources to obtain medical insurance upon release
  • Specialized Housing Services - assistance to individuals with high medical/mental health needs to obtain transitional living, assisted living or skilled nursing care, as needed.
  • Specialized Population Served - offers services for inmates with mental illness or serious chronic medical conditions that are high risk and multi-needs.

Vocational/Life Skills Programs

  • ABC Applied Construction Math - This program provides learning in the area of construction math such as division, decimals/percentages, reading measurements, calculating area, linear measures, angles, volume, solving for the unknown.
  • ABC Construction: OSHA Construction - This program provides an overview of safety applications on a construction site as well as training on governmental regulations.
  • ABC Core Curriculum - This program includes basic construction safety; introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, rigging; communication skills; and material handling.
  • ABC OSHA General Industries - This course provides entry-level information about employee rights; employer responsibilities; how to file a complaint; how to identify and prevent job related hazards. 
  • Mental Health Association - This grant program provides short-term transitional housing and supported employment services for formerly incarcerated adults living with behavioral health issues. (HOPE, REAL, Honu House) 
  • TRADE Program - teaches conflict resolution; critical thinking; communication; personal finance; healthy relationships; basic computer; job preparation.

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