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Prison Changing Operational Schedule

(KFOR NEWS  October 5, 2021)   Starting Monday, October 18th, the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) will go to a 4-day operational schedule.  Primary facility activities will take place Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“This consolidated schedule will allow us to maximize staffing at TSCI during those four, 12-hour days,” said Dir. Frakes. “A similar schedule was implemented at the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC) and the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) about a month ago.”

Dir. Frakes noted that while not ideal, having a consistent schedule at those facilities over four days provided benefits for the staff and inmate population.

“It eliminated the need to cancel activities, visitation, recreation and other opportunities when staffing levels dropped below a safe threshold. We want to replicate the same operational schedule at TSCI. This will ensure appropriate staffing to keep the facility secure, as well as provide a consistent schedule for the inmate population.”

TSCI is one of four facilities currently under a declared staffing emergency.

“TSCI is unique in that it has always required staffing support from Omaha and Lincoln in order to operate,” said Dir. Frakes. “When you compound that with the overall challenge in staffing that is occurring across the state, it has additional impact on that facility.”

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