Banner County Jail – Harrisburg, NE

Banner County Jail is located in Banner County and is the main jail for the region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Banner County Jail? This site gives you about everything related to Banner County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Banner County Jail intake procedures. Banner County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Banner County Jail
Po Box 43
Harrisburg, NE 69345

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (308) 436-5271
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Banner County Jail you should visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Banner County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at another jail you can check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Banner County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Banner County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate in the Banner County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Banner County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is really easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that could help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge must decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Banner County Jail phone number is: (308) 436-5271

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Banner County Jail is:

Banner County Jail
Po Box 43
Harrisburg, NE 69345

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Banner County Jail
Po Box 43
Harrisburg, NE 69345


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Banner County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about this subject, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They have a file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Banner County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to go to the Banner County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Banner County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Banner County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Banner County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Banner County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Banner County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Banner County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to people in jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Banner County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Banner County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Banner County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Banner County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Banner County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Banner County Jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Banner County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

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