Colfax County Jail – Schuyler, NE

Colfax County Jail is located in Colfax County and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Colfax County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Colfax County Jail: Find an inmate at Colfax County Jail. How to view Colfax County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Colfax County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Colfax County Jail
411 E 11Th St
Schuyler, NE 68661

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (402)352-8526
Fax Number:

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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 locate them?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Colfax County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Colfax County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you will want to check our Nebraska county jail guide: List of all county jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Colfax County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Colfax County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move to 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 until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Colfax County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its really easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Colfax County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. It also might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Colfax County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Colfax County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (402)352-8526

Sending Mail to Inmates

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

Mailing Address

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

Colfax County Jail
411 E 11Th St
Schuyler, NE 68661

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Colfax County Jail
411 E 11Th St
Schuyler, NE 68661


The inmate mail policy at Colfax County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Colfax County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

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

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are maintained at Colfax County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Colfax County magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just access the Colfax County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Colfax County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the street address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Colfax County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Colfax County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Colfax 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 Colfax 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 people in jail could change, so it would be best to review the site 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Colfax County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Colfax 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 Colfax 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 Colfax County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Colfax County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Colfax County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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