Diagnostic & Evaluation Center – Nebraska

Looking for someone in prison at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center?  Diagnostic & Evaluation Center is a prison in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.  This guide tells you info about everything one might want to know about Diagnostic & Evaluation Center,like:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  How to visit Diagnostic & Evaluation Center inmates.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Diagnostic & Evaluation Center
Year Opened: 1979
Type: males
State: Nebraska
County: Lancaster County
DOC: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Security Level: Maximum
Warden Name: Dennis Bakewell,

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the mailing address and street address for Diagnostic & Evaluation Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to someone there, and use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you mail something to an inmate to make sure that you properly write the address, and follow the right protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate directions, the package or letter might get sent back.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Diagnostic & Evaluation Center
PO Box 22800 
Lincoln NE, 68522-9284

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Diagnostic & Evaluation Center
3220 West Van Dorn Street 
Lincoln NE, 68542-2800

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402) 479-6343
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to try to visit a prisoner.

Diagnostic & Evaluation Center
3220 West Van Dorn Street 
Lincoln NE, 68542-2800

Directions

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Phone Number

Diagnostic & Evaluation Center prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are times when it is useful to have the telephone number to the prison.
(402) 479-6343

Prisoners are able to make calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Diagnostic & Evaluation Center prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to fax an inmate, but there are cases when it is helpful to have the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for the facility. You cannot contact inmates at this email address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center you must follow an exact process to make sure that the letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Diagnostic & Evaluation Center officials will open and read and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security and safety or watch a particular problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you need to address mail to a prisoner at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Diagnostic & Evaluation Center
PO Box 22800 
Lincoln NE, 68522-9284

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for inmate funds and for buying things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money in the mail and will have to send funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the policies listed below:

The deposit must be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, during which the inmate will not get the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have appropriate prisoner info provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted so don’t send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time moved to different prisons throughout Nebraska, so sometimes you may have to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Nebraska state prisons: Nebraska State Prisons

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Diagnostic & Evaluation Center, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Nebraska prison has their own policies for visitation and they change regularly. The policies discussed here could be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also check Diagnostic & Evaluation Center’s official website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo I.D. is OK.

For all of the things shown below, check out the main Diagnostic & Evaluation Center website as this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Diagnostic & Evaluation Center records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Diagnostic & Evaluation Center death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

More information about Nebraska parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

More information about release procedures for Diagnostic & Evaluation Center coming.

Inmate Programs

programs. Each newly admitted inmate, following review of the admission order to ensure legal commitment, begins participation in an intensive medical, psychological, and social assessment process. This process culminates in the finalization of an individual classification study and specific programming recommendations to the Classification Officer relative to custody status and institutional placement. Varied program services are offered and encouraged through recreation and library programs. The maintenance of family and community ties is encouraged through the visitation, mail and telephone programs. Religious programming is also available to the inmate population. Several other opportunities including Alcoholics Anonymous and a Pre-Release program are available for inmate participation.

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Prison Life

Information about life at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A Diagnostic & Evaluation Center news section to be added later.

Photos

A section with photos of Diagnostic & Evaluation Center coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center.

If you have any photos of Diagnostic & Evaluation Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a correctional facility? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, click here: Diagnostic & Evaluation Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Diagnostic & Evaluation Center Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Details about family resources available at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center will be posted ASAP.

History

A section with the history of Diagnostic & Evaluation Center coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Diagnostic & Evaluation Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Nebraska State Prisons: Nebraska State Prisons

Diagnostic & Evaluation Center Links

The official website: Diagnostic & Evaluation Center Website
Diagnostic & Evaluation Center Jobs

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Links

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Main Website
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Prison Directory
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Prison Map
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Prison Jobs
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Prison Inmate Search
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Most Wanted

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Nebraska State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Nebraska State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Nebraska State Prison Inmates
Nebraska State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Diagnostic & Evaluation Center

Have you ever been incarcerated at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center?

If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can include in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Diagnostic & Evaluation Center, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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