State of Nebraska

BOARD OF PAROLE

UPDATE: Nebraska Limited Restrictions Continue for Interstate Adult Offenders

Nebraska Limited Restrictions Continue

Effective Date 6-15-2020

Adopting Authority Nebraska Board of Parole

Operations Affected Management of transportation for returns and some face-to-face meetings

Notice

Limited restrictions for Nebraska Parole will continue until 7-15-2020:

The Nebraska Division of Parole Supervision continues to operate in a telecommuting status; however, effective 6-15-2020 Phase 1 begins of staff returning to the office one day a week on a rotating basis, which includes Parole Officers and Assistant Parole Officers.  This phase requires officers to schedule one field visit per month for clients who have been transferred from another state since 3-13-2020 and going forward.  The second monthly contact for these clients will be through remote technology.  Transfer Requests, both mandatory and discretionary, submitted by other states will be investigated; however, home visits are limited.  The Compact Office remains operational on a remote basis. 

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 offenders accepted for transfer to another state require review of any restrictions in place by the Receiving State prior to being paroled to the approved residence plan.  This is to ensure there are no restrictions that would prevent the offender from proceeding to the Receiving State.  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 it is suggested that offenders follow CDC guidelines, which includes wearing a mask in public, social distancing, using hand sanitizer, washing hands, and if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for 14 days and call a medical provider. 

Contact Information

For further questions, contact Sally Reinhardt-Stewart, Deputy Compact Administrator, at 402-479-5768 or via e-mail sally.reinhardt-stewart@nebraska.gov