Cherry County Jail – Valentine, NE

Cherry County Jail is in Cherry County and is the jail for the region. Are you looking for somebody at Cherry County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Cherry County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Cherry County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Cherry County Jail intake procedures. Cherry County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cherry County Jail
365 N Main St # 9
Valentine, NE 69201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402) 376-1890
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Cherry County Jail you have to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Cherry County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find info about anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you should check our guide to other Nebraska jails: Other County Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Cherry County Jail prisoners are on the Cherry County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Cherry County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter their name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Cherry County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners in the Cherry County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Cherry County Jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Cherry County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • 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 intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Cherry County Jail phone number is: (402) 376-1890

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Cherry County Jail
365 N Main St # 9
Valentine, NE 69201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cherry County Jail
365 N Main St # 9
Valentine, NE 69201


The Cherry County Jail mail policy can change, so check the official Cherry County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney in Cherry County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Nebraska State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You can access court records with the website, or at the Cherry County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Cherry County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just access the Cherry County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the jail. 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. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Cherry County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the Cherry County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cherry County,the Cherry County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Cherry County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Cherry 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 Cherry 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 people in jail changes, so be sure to review the the Cherry County Jail website when 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 Cherry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cherry 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 Cherry 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:

    • 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 locked up in Cherry County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Cherry County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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