Nebraska State Penitentiary



Nebraska State Penitentiary

Nebraska State Penitentiary

Nebraska State Penitentiary is located in Lincoln Nebraska.  It was first opened in 1869 making it the oldest prison in the state.  It currently is a mixed custody facility housing minimum, medium and maximum security adult males.  The current population at this facility stands around 1100 inmates.

While incarcerated at Nebraska State Penitentiary offenders are encouraged to participate in the educational, vocational and therapeutic programs offered.  Inmates can earn a GED, take college courses, and receive an adult basic education.  Parenting courses, substance abuse treatment, and mental health counseling is also available.  This prison also participates in the Cornhusker State Industries program allowing inmates to work in furniture production, metal fabrication, laundry, soap and detergent manufacturing, and license plate production.

Visiting Hours at Nebraska State Penitentiary:

You must be approved in order to visit an inmate.  Visiting hours are as follows:

  • General Population inmates have visits on:
    • Wednesdays from 8am-12:00pm, 1pm-4:30pm.
    • ​Thursdays from 8am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm.
    • ​Fridays 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm.
    • Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm.
    • Sundays from 8am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm.
  • Restrictive Housing Inmates have visitation on:
    • Wednesdays from 5:30pm-8:30pm
    • Sundays from 5:30pm-8:30pm

For more information on visiting hours visit the Nebraska State Penitentiary visiting hours page here.

Physical Address:

Nebraska State Penitentiary
4201 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
​Nebraska State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2500
Lincoln, NE 68542-2500