Butler County Jail – David City, NE

Butler County Jail is located in Butler County and is the jail for that county. Looking for somebody at Butler County Jail? This site tells you about anything a person needs to know about Butler County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Butler County Jail. How to view Butler County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Butler County Jail intake procedures. Butler County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Butler County Jail
451 N 5Th St.
David City, NE 68632

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 402-367-7400
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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 locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Butler County Jail you need to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Butler County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Butler County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Butler County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Butler County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would 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 a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, 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 in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.

Usually, prisoners in the Butler County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find 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 Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, 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 have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be 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 wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may 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 you do, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors is 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 allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Butler County Jail change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official Butler County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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 break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 402-367-7400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Butler County Jail, use this address:

Butler County Jail
451 N 5Th St.
David City, NE 68632

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Butler County Jail
451 N 5Th St.
David City, NE 68632


The inmate mail policy at Butler County Jail changes often, so double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system in Butler County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court records via the Butler County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are held at Butler County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do many different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and 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 might get locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you should visit the Butler County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Butler County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Butler County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Butler County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can 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 different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the Butler County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Butler County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Butler County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Butler 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 Butler 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 money to inmates can change, so be sure to visit the official Butler County Jail site 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 Butler County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Butler 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 Butler 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 been locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Butler County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Butler County Jail


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