Blaine County Jail – Brewster, NE

Blaine County Jail is located in Blaine County, NE and is the correctional facility for this area. Know somebody at Blaine County Jail? This site gives you info about everything you might want to know about Blaine County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Blaine County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Blaine County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Blaine County Jail
145 Lincoln Ave
Brewster, NE 68821

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (308)547-2222
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Blaine County Jail you need to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Blaine County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information for anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Blaine County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Blaine County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Blaine County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Blaine County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (308)547-2222

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Blaine County Jail is:

Blaine County Jail
145 Lincoln Ave
Brewster, NE 68821

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Blaine County Jail
145 Lincoln Ave
Brewster, NE 68821


The Blaine County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so double check the the Blaine County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Blaine County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Blaine County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Blaine County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Blaine County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you will have to go to the Blaine County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Blaine County jail website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Blaine County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Blaine County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Blaine County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Blaine County,the Blaine County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Blaine County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Blaine 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 Blaine 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the the Blaine County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Blaine County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Blaine 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 Blaine County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 been locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Blaine County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Blaine County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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