Lincoln Correctional Center

The Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) is an adult male, medium/maximum custody facility that is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Replacing the Men's Reformatory, the present institution was authorized by the Legislature in 1975 and opened in August 1979. 

LCC sits next to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), and while the facilities are separate, they continue to employ the extensive use of shared services including food service, maintenance, inmate records, training, safety and sanitation, mail, and perimeter security.

LCC provides care, custody and programming to a variety of inmates, primarily younger, first-time inmates. Each housing unit inside the institution is somewhat unique. One unit serves mentally ill and socially and developmentally impaired inmates. 

One unit is designed to accommodate an inpatient program for sex offenders. One unit is designated to house inmates who have been classified to Protective Management status. The remaining housing units house general population inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Lincoln Correctional Center are as follows:

Segregation Block
Wednesday & Saturday                    12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Protective Custody Block
Thursday                                            12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday                                             8:00 am to 10:45 am
Sunday                                                5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

General Population
Wednesday (Morning)                     8:00 am to 10:45 am
Wednesday (Evening)                      5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Thursday (Morning)                         8:00 am to 10:45 am
Thursday (Evening)                          5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday (Morning)                               8:00 am to 10:45 am
Friday (Afternoon)                           12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Friday (Evening)                               5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday                                            5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sunday (Morning)                            8:00 am to 10:45 am
Sunday (Afternoon)                        12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

The morning session will stop processing visitors at 10:20 am. The afternoon session will stop processing visitors at 3:05 pm. The evening session will stop processing visitors at 7:05 pm. 

No visitors will be processed during the last 25 minutes of any visiting session. Visitors of general population inmates may visit during any two sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

General population visitors who visit on Saturday or Sunday are limited to one visiting session.

Dress Code

Casual attire is appropriate, and clothing should not be distracting or offensive to inmates or to other visitors and must be in good repair. 

Shoes are required to be worn at all times, and open toe shoes are allowed. A lightweight outer jacket/sweater without any pockets may be worn in the visiting area. 

Visitors must wear undergarments, but they can’t 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 in the original container. Other medication may not be taken into the visiting area without approval. 
  • 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, and one plastic teething instrument.
  • Each visitor may bring up to $20.00 in change for use in the vending machines

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

Physical Address

Lincoln Correctional Center
3216 West Van Dorn St
Lincoln, NE 68522

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General Phone Number

​(402) 479-6175

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Lincoln Correctional Center
P.O. Box 22800
Lincoln, NE 68522

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Lincoln Correctional Center, 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 Lincoln Correctional Center 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

  • Acute/sub-acute Mental Health Unit (A/SAMHU): Designed for inmates who have a serious mental illness of significant developmental/organic disability who are not suited to be housed on the mental health unit (MHU) due to clinical or behavioral risk factors, need for assessment, and/or crisis management.
  • Anger Management High Risk/Need: Anger Management is available to individuals demonstrating high risk/high needs related to anger. This treatment provides instruction and practice on basic anger control strategies in a group facilitated by clinicians.
  • Chronic Car Mental Health Unit (CCMHU): Inmates diagnosed with a serious mental illness or significant developmental/organic disability and are not suited for the Mental Health Unit due to clinical or behavioral risk factors, need for assessment and/or crisis management. 

Non-Clinical Programs

  • Crime Victims Impact/Empathy and Life Skills: This program increases a participant's understanding of the harm/damages they caused their victims, communities, and themselves. The program also provides an important life skill module that teaches how to become emotionally proficient, which translates into better decision making and reduced conflicts.
  • Destination Dads-Common Sense Parenting: Provides parents with a menu of techniques that will aid them in building positive family relationships; preventing and correcting misbehavior; using consequences to improve behavior. Teaches self-control and how to stay calm.
  • Destination Dads-Inside Out Dads: Incarcerated fathers get tools they need to become more involved, responsible, and committed in the lives of their children.
  • Destination Dads-Within My Reach: Critical and concrete tools are provided, which help participants improve interactions with those who matter in their lives. Subjects are knowing yourself first, smart love, and making your own decisions.
  • Domesti-PUPS: Participants in Domesti-PUPS train dogs to become service animals for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs, and education programs.
  • Exploring Trauma: Participants explore the effects of trauma and how it has impacted their lives.
  • Transformation Project: a transition and reentry program aimed at promoting positive behavior during incarceration and preparing participants for transition back into the community. Self-study modules are available for incarcerated individuals in long-term restrictive housing.
  • Thinking for a Change: Thinking for a Change is 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.
  • College Courses: offered through various universities/colleges and correspondence courses. Currently, college classes are provided by grant funded providers and/or at the individual's own expense.
  • ESL: English as a second language (ESL) is 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:

  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous): an organization which encourages members to read, and listen at meetings using the program as an opportunity to face the truth and become accountable for their addiction to alcohol.
  • Harambee African Cultural Organization (HACO): This self-betterment club provides an opportunity to explore the root of the African American culture and heritage, including the past, present, and future.
  • KORU Mindfulness Meditation: Focuses on self-awareness and relaxation techniques, incorporating beginning yoga and deep breathing to help calm the body, mind, spirit.
  • MATA Club (Mexican Awareness Through Association): Participants in this self-betterment club learn about the religious, cultural aspects, arts, customs, crafts, language, and the heritage of the Hispanic people.
  • Native Americans Spiritual and Cultural Awareness Group (NASCA): designed to help Native Americans express their uniqueness of cultural and spiritual practices. Participants are given the chance to learn how to sing, pray and dance from a Native perspective.
  • Prison Fellowship 7 Pillars: Provides support to those with pornography and sex addictions.
  • Prison Fellowship Conquer Series: Provides support for those with pornography and sex addictions.  This is a prerequisite to the Prison Fellowship & Pillars program.
  • Standing Together on Purpose (S.T.O.P.): a multicultural club that teaches about the heritage and legacy of American people. S.T.O.P. aims to further promote the cultural construction of stable bridges for effective communication between all people.
  • Veterans Group: aims to assist all veterans and honorary members, including veterans of the United States of America and its Allies Forces in addition to their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans. The group provides opportunities for veterans to find employment upon release.

Vocational Skills/Life Programs

  • Alpha: promotes daily living skills and encourages character development. All classes are biblically based and open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. The program includes lessons on addiction prevention, understanding marriage, understanding parenthood and managing finances.
  • Brothers in Blue: Faith based life skills program provided in the form of a four day retreat and once a month check-ins.  
  • Cabinet Maker Apprentice: Apprenticeship for learning carpentry skills. 
  • Forklift Training: Training in how to use and operate a forklift.
  • Material Coordinator Apprenticeship: Training in material handling, including shipping and receiving.
  • Mental Health Association Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP): Discusses deescalation; decision making and consequences; how trauma has affected a person; how to overcome negative ways of dealing with stressful situations and crises. 
  • Offset Press Operator Apprenticeship: Training in how to operate and offset printers in the Print Shop.
  • Reconnect - Success Prep: Helps participants examine behaviors and attitudes that may have contributed to their incarceration and focus on skills critical to reentry.
  • RISE: This program targets entrepreneurial-minded individuals and offers intensive leadership development, business plan competitions, executive mentoring, financial investment, and startup incubation.
  • TRADE Program: teaches conflict resolution; critical thinking; communication; personal finance; healthy relationships; basic computer; job preparation.

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