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LR34 Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee Report Legislative Resolution 34
Appendix A
Summary of Recommendations from the LR34 Special Investigative Committee for the Department of Correctional Services Committee Report (December 2016) Status of Recommendations from the LR424 (2014) Special Investigative Committee for the Department of Correctional Services Committee Report (updated December 2016)
Appendix B
List of 2015 Public Hearings - LR34 (2015) - Special Investigative Committee for the Department of Correctional Services List of 2016 Public Hearings - LR34 (2015) - Special Investigative Committee for the Department of Correctional Services Judiciary Committee hearing transcript - Frakes confirmation hearing (February 12, 2015) Judiciary Committee hearing transcript - Hastings Regional Center (Hastings, August 12, 2015) Judiciary Committee hearing transcript - LR295 (October 9, 2015) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - staffing, funding (October 23, 2015) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - Audit of the Department of Correctional Services (November 4, 2015) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - Tecumseh riot, Auditor’s report, lethal injection drug purchase (November 5, 2015) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - mental health, programming and treatment, funding, follow-up (November 6, 2015) Appropriations and Judiciary Committee joint hearing transcript - NDCS budget (February 25, 2016) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - NDCS update (April 18, 2016) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - Staffing (August 31, 2016) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - Overcrowding, Parole (September 30, 2016) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment, Restrictive Housing (October 12, 2016) LR34 Committee hearing transcript - Programming (October 28, 2016)
Appendix C
ATTACHMENT 1: Documents compiled for the LR34 Committee August 31, 2016 Public Hearing on Protective Services Staffing ATTACHMENT 2: Office of Inspector General of the Nebraska Correctional System Report (2015/2016) ATTACHMENT 3: Behavioral Health Needs Assessment; Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (December 2015) ATTACHMENT 4a: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Culture Study - Part 1 (May 2016) ATTACHMENT 4b: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Culture Study - Part 2 (May 2016) ATTACHMENT 5: Governor Pete Ricketts; Media Advisory; State Employee Union Accepts Governor Ricketts’ Proposal for NDCS Salary Increase (November 10, 2016) ATTACHMENT 6: LR424 (2014) Special Investigative Committee for the Department of Correctional Services Committee Report (December 15, 2014) ATTACHMENT 7: The Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative: Findings and Recommendations for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; Vera Institute of Justice (November 1, 2016) ATTACHMENT 8: The Tipping Point, Have Nebraska’s Prisons Crossed into Unconstitutional Territory?; American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska (March 2014) ATTACHMENT 9: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nebraska; Press Release; ACLU of Nebraska Announces Prison Litigation Advisory Panel (February 12, 2015) ATTACHMENT 10: Briefing Book on Selected Issues in Mental Health and Corrections, A Collection and Summary of Research; Disability Rights Nebraska (2014) ATTACHMENT 11: Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Approach: Reducing prison overcrowding and expanding probation and parole supervision; Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center; (May 2015) ATTACHMENT 12: Committee on Justice Reinvestment Oversight Special Committee Report; Nebraska Legislature; Annual Report (2016) ATTACHMENT 13(a): Nebraska Justice Program Assessment (JPA) Executive Summary; Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center (2016) ATTACHMENT 13(b): Findings of the Justice Program Assessment of Nebraska’s Prisons (Powerpoint presentation); Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center (June 21, 2016) ATTACHMENT 14: Nebraska Parole Transition Implementation Plan, William D. Burrell (June 1, 2016) ATTACHMENT 15: Board of Parole Budget Request Summary for FY2017/18 and FY2018/19; Legislative Fiscal Office, (2016) ATTACHMENT 16: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services 2014 Master Plan Final Report; Dewberry Architects Inc (October 27, 2014) ATTACHMENT 17: NDCS Data Sheets (2006 - 2016) ATTACHMENT 18: Strategic Capital Facilities Master Plan, Prepared for the Nebraska Department Correctional Services Executive Steering Council; Carter Goble Lee in association with DLR Group (October 2006) ATTACHMENT 19: Budget Summary for FY2017/18 and FY2018/19; Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (2016) ATTACHMENT 20a: NDCS Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) Program Statement, Final Report (April 2015) ATTACHMENT 20b: NDCS Reception and Treatment Center (RTC) Program Statement, Update and Phase One Executive Summary Report (August 31, 2016) ATTACHMENT 21: Justice Reinvestment Working Group presentation, Second Meeting (Powerpoint presentation); Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center (August 26, 2014) ATTACHMENT 22: Mental Health System Consultation; Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; Bruce C. Gage, M.D. (July 6, 2016) ATTACHMENT 23: Documents compiled for the LR34 Committee October 12, 2016 Public Hearing on Behavioral Health and Restrictive Housing ATTACHMENT 24: Report of the Mental and Behavioral Health Task Force (December 1, 2016) ATTACHMENT 25: 2016 Restrictive Housing Annual Report; Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (September 15, 2016) ATTACHMENT 26: “Programs List for Legislature” spreadsheet from NDCS Deputy Director Mike Rothwell (December 2, 2016) ATTACHMENT 27: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; Disciplinary Process, Programs, and Commitment Processes; Performance Audit Committee, Nebraska Legislature (November 2014) ATTACHMENT 28: Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 72, Chapter 1 - Restrictive Housing Rules and Regulations (effective July 1, 2016) ATTACHMENT 29: Nebraska Administrative Code, Title 68 - Inmate Rules and Regulations ATTACHMENT 30a: Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes, Title 72 Chapter 1 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Nebraska Ombudsman’s Office (May 9, 2016) ATTACHMENT 30b: Attachment to Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes; Nebraska Ombudsman's Office - copy of April 14, 2016 Memorandum to the Legislature's LR 34 Committee, "DCS Proposed Restrictive/Segregated Housing Regulations" (May 9, 2016) ATTACHMENT 30c: Attachment to Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes; Nebraska Ombudsman's Office - "Restrictive/Segregated Housing Principles" document (May 9, 2016) ATTACHMENT 30d: Attachment to Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes; Nebraska Ombudsman’s Office - Standard 23-2.6 thru Standard 23-2.9 and Standard 23-3.8 of the ABA Standards on Treatment of Prisoners (May 9, 2016)
Appendix D
Nebraska Administrative Procedure Act: Review of Selected Agencies and Best Practices; Performance Audit Committee, Nebraska Legislature (September 2015) NDCS Long-Term Plan for the Use of Restrictive Housing; Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (June 30, 2016) Update regarding NIC Recommendations on Sentence Calculation; Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (July 14, 2016) Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes - Inmate Disciplinary Procedures, Title 68, Chapter 6 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Nebraska Ombudsman’s Office (August 26, 2016) Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; Press Release; Implementation of Sentence Automation Software Announced (September 21, 2016) Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes - Mental Health Screening, Risk Assessment, and Discharge Review Team Procedures, Title 72, Chapter 4 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Nebraska Ombudsman’s Office (November 14, 2016) Public Comments on Proposed Regulatory Changes - Medicaid Suspension, Title 72, Chapter 5 of the Nebraska Administrative Code; Nebraska Ombudsman’s Office (November 14, 2016) Doug Koebernick, Office of Inspector General of Corrections; Memorandum to the Legislature’s LR 34 Committee, “TSCI Update” (December 1, 2016) Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; Press Release; Two Inmates Released on Parole Incorrectly (December 3, 2016)
LR424 Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee Report
Appendix One
Legislative Resolution 424
Appendix Two
Exhibit A: Ombudsman's Office Report on Nikko Jenkins Exhibit B: August 8, 2014 Hearing Transcript Exhibit C: September 4, 2014 Hearing Transcript Exhibit D: September 18, 2014 Hearing Transcript Exhibit E: October 10, 2014 Hearing Transcript Exhibit F: October 29, 2014 Hearing Transcript Exhibit G: November 25, 2014 Hearing Transcript Exhibit H: Documents Presented to Testifier at August 8, 2014 Hearing Exhibit I: Documents Presented to Testifiers at September 4, 2014 Hearing, Part I Exhibit J: Documents Presented to Testifiers at September 4, 2014 Hearing, Part II Exhibit K: Documents Presented to Testifiers at September 18, 2014 Hearing, Part I Exhibit L: Documents Presented to Testifiers at September 18, 2014 Hearing, Part II Exhibit M: Documents Presented to Testifiers at October 10, 2014 Hearing Exhibit N: Documents Presented to Testifiers at October 29, 2014 Hearing, Part I Exhibit O: Documents Presented to Testifiers at October 29, 2014 Hearing, Part II Exhibit P: Other Related Documents, Part I Exhibit Q: Other Related Documents, Part II Exhibit R: Legislative Performance Audit Committee Report Exhibit S: Department of Justice (NIC) Records Report Exhibit T: Reentry Furlough Program Administrative Regulations
Appendix Three
Ombudsman's December 5, 2014, Memorandum Inmate Surveys, Attachment One Inmate Surveys, Attachment Two Inmate Surveys, Attachment Three Inmate Surveys, Attachment Four Inmate Surveys, Attachment Five Inmate Surveys, Attachment Six State of Colorado Segregation Report NDCS Commonly Used Acronym Table Index to Appendix