Nebraska Extends Restrictions
Effective Date: 4-15-2020
Adopting Authority: Nebraska Board of Parole
Operations Affected: Management of transportation for returns, face-to-face meetings, transfer requests, leisure travel
A determination has been made to extend the timeframe of Nebraska Parole’s restrictions from 4-15-2020 to 4-30-2020. These restrictions include:
As of 3/16/2020: The Nebraska Division of Parole Supervision moved to a telecommuting status until further notice, which includes the Nebraska Parole Compact Office. Face-to-face meetings with clients are approved for meeting remotely utilizing technology platforms that can accommodate such face-to-face meetings. The Compact Office remains operational on a remote basis.
Nebraska respectfully requests no discretionary Transfer Requests be submitted. Transfer Requests submitted as mandatory requests will be investigated; however, home visits are limited. The Nebraska Parole Compact Office will likewise not submit any discretionary Transfer Requests to other states during this time; however, Transfer Requests that are mandatory will be submitted to receiving states for investigation with the understanding there may be delays in response depending on restrictions in place by the Receiving State. Requests for Reporting Instructions for an offender to return to Nebraska will be processed according to Compact Rules. Requests for Reporting Instructions for an offender to return to the Sending State will be processed in accordance with any restrictions imposed by the Sending State, collaborating and communicating as necessary.
As of 3/25/2020: Management of transportation for returns is being addressed on a case-by-case basis. This affects the operations of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Special Services Unit whose responsibility it is to provide transport for the Division of Parole Supervision within the Nebraska Board of Parole Agency as it pertains to retaking of Nebraska clients from other states under the Interstate Compact. Alternatives to retaking of both outgoing and incoming Compact offenders will be addressed cooperatively with the affected states on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the safety of staff, offenders, and the public.
Nebraska is restricting leisure travel to and from Nebraska effective 3-16-2020 until 4-30-2020. Emergency and employment travel permits are allowed. Offenders who have been approved to have parole transferred to Nebraska or for whom expedited reporting instructions have been approved are allowed to proceed to Nebraska for supervision. However, upon arrival offenders are urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.