Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) Information

3220 West Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE, 68542

Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) is a medium security state prison located in city of Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE. It houses adult male inmates (above 18 years of age) who are convicted for crimes which come under Nebraska state law. Most of the inmate’s serving time in this prison are sentenced for the period of over a year and are sentenced for crimes which are serious in nature. The prison is operated and maintained by Nebraska Department of Corrections (NDCS)

Below we have given information about the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) including inmate search, phone number, visitation rules/hours and contact information.

Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) Prison Information

Jail Name :Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC)
Jail Type :State Prison
Location:3220 West Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE, 68542
Contact Numbers:402-471-6343
Postal Code:68542
State :Nebraska
County:Lancaster County
Jail Webpage://www.corrections.nebraska.gov/dec.html

Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) Inmate Search

If you are looking for information of any inmate currently housed at Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), you can visit the the inmate search/roster link here. Alternatively you can call on to enquire about the inmate.

Note: Keep inmate information like Full Name, age, sex, date of birth and inmate ID handy.

If you are still not able to find the whereabouts of the inmate, then you can try searching on Nebraska statewide inmate search page.

Sending a Mail/Package

Send the mail or package to the address mentioned below.

Inmate Name, Inmate ID
3220 West Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE, 68542

Make sure the mail and package you are sending come under approved item list. For clarification contact the prison administration at 402-471-6343.

Note: In case of packages, prior approval from prison administration may be required. Contact the prison staff for more information.

Sending Money

Inmates can receive money into their commissary account via check, money order or cashier. Visitors can also deposit money directly into the inmate’s account at jail administrative office.

Note: When sending the money via check or money order, make sure you mention inmate id and full name at the back

Phone calls:

Inmates can call to any person on the approved members list between 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The receiver has to bear the cost of the call and the call can be of maximum 30 mins. During rush hours the call time is reduced to 10 mins.

Visitation Rules

If you are visiting someone in Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) make sure you are in approved visitor list. It’s good idea to confirm with the prison authorities before coming for a visit.

Here are the basic visitation rules which one must adhere to:

  • Visitor must not be a prior felon.
  • Must have a valid government ID.
  • For children below 16 years of age, a legal guardian must be accompanied.
Visitation Hours
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Nearby Jail/Prison

There are 3 nearby jails/prisons

Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP)

4201 S. 14th StreetPO Box 2500, Lincoln, NE, 68542-2500 402-471-3161

Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L)

2720 West Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE, 68542-2200 402-471-0740

Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC)

3220 West Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE, 68542 402-471-6343

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