Nebraska State Penitentiary View

The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) is a state correctional facility for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Located in Lincoln, it is the oldest state correctional facility in Nebraska, opening in 1869. Until after World War I, it was the only adult correctional facility in the state. During 1980-1981, the existing cellblocks constructed during the second half of the 19th century were replaced by four (later five) modular housing units. A new administrative complex and an EPA-approved multi-fuel power plant were also completed at the same time. An existing dormitory building constructed in the 1950s was retained as a medium security facility and two new 100 bed dormitory units were opened in 1998. A thirty-six bed control unit also built in the 1950s continues in use as a high security segregation facility. The Industries Plant, Laundry and other support buildings were retained from the older facility as well. The inmate population at the NSP typically consists of offenders aged 21 years and above, serving medium to longer sentences. The Nebraska State Penitentiary uses the Unit Management concept designed to improve control and staff/inmate relationships by dividing the larger institution population into smaller, more manageable groups and to improve and personalize the delivery of rehabilitative services.

Nebraska State Penitentiary Contact Details

Address: 4201 So. 14th Street, Lancaster, NE
City: Lincoln
Zip: 68502
Phone 1: 402-471-3161
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Nebraska State Penitentiary Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Wednesday General Population: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM
11:50 AM - 2:10 PM
2:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Special Management: 5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
Thursday General Population: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM
11:50 AM - 2:10 PM
2:40 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
Friday General Population: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM
11:50 AM - 2:10 PM
2:40 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
Saturday General Population: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM
11:50 AM - 2:10 PM
2:40 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
Sunday General Population: 11:50 AM - 2:10 PM
2:40 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:50 PM
Special Management: 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM