LCC, DEC to be combined and go under new name
The facility's new name will be the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC).
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced the Lincoln Correctional Center and the Diagnostic Evaluation Center will now go by a new name.
The facility’s new name will be the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC). NDCS says the first phase of construction has been done to combine the facilities.
The combined facilities will now include an intake/reception area, the addition of 32 residential mental health beds and a 32-bed skilled nursing facility. Also included will be a family visitation area, food service, dining, staff training and administrative offices.
“Once all new construction and renovation is complete, the RTC will become our center of excellence for medical, dental and behavioral health treatment,” said Scott R. Frakes, Director of NDCS.
Construction crews will now work to add 384 beds, designed for housing the highest level of general population security. The project will be occupied by June 2022.
“At just over 50 years old, LCC and DEC were overdue for restoration, and an excellent example of where investing in a combination of new construction and remodeling produced the best value for Nebraska taxpayers,” said Frakes.