Burt County Jail – Tekamah, NE

Burt County Jail is in Burt County and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Burt County Jail? This site will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Burt County Jail: Find an inmate at Burt County Jail. How to view Burt County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Burt County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Burt County Jail
111 N. 13Th Street, Suite 1
Tekamah, NE 68061

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402)374-2900
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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 don’t know how to find them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Burt County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Burt County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them in person at the Burt County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the person’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Burt County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to 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 how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Burt County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Burt County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you review the official Burt County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (402)374-2900

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Burt County Jail is:

Burt County Jail
111 N. 13Th Street, Suite 1
Tekamah, NE 68061

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Burt County Jail
111 N. 13Th Street, Suite 1
Tekamah, NE 68061


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Burt County. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Burt County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Nebraska State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your case are kept at Burt County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Burt County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. They do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you should access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Burt County court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Burt County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. 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 the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Burt County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Burt County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After 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 Burt 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 Burt 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 inmates at Burt County Jail might change, so be sure to visit the site when you send funds 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Burt County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Burt 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 Burt 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 this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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