Box Butte County Jail – Alliance, NE

Box Butte County Jail is in Box Butte County, Nebraska and is the primary jail for this area. Know somebody at Box Butte County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Box Butte County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Box Butte County Jail
512 Niobrara
Alliance, NE 69301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308-762-6464
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Box Butte County Jail you need to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Box Butte County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get information about anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you will want to check our Nebraska county jail guide: Other County Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

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Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Box Butte County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Box Butte County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you must not leave the county.

Typically, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. 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 Box Butte County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Box Butte County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time 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. Just bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Box Butte County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 308-762-6464

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Box Butte County Jail
512 Niobrara
Alliance, NE 69301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Box Butte County Jail
512 Niobrara
Alliance, NE 69301


The Box Butte County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are kept at the Box Butte County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Box Butte County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep 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 have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Box Butte County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Box Butte County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Box Butte County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Box Butte County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Box Butte 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 Box Butte 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 procedure to send funds to jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you visit the the Box Butte County Jail website before send money 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 Box Butte County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Box Butte 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 Box Butte 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:

    • 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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    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 an inmate at Box Butte County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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