Cuming County Jail – West Point, NE

Cuming County Jail is located in Cuming County and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Cuming County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Cuming County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Cuming County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cuming County Jail
200 South Lincoln Street
West Point, NE 68788

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402) 372-6019
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Cuming County Jail you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Cuming County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information about anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another county jail you can check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Cuming County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Cuming County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input their full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Cuming County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. 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 many different mugshot websites, 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

Of course, once you’re in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner at Cuming County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Cuming County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Cuming County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cuming County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that could help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the official Cuming County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (402) 372-6019

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Cuming County Jail:

Cuming County Jail
200 South Lincoln Street
West Point, NE 68788

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cuming County Jail
200 South Lincoln Street
West Point, NE 68788


The mail policy is always changing, 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

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ 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 your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Cuming County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Cuming County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. They do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or 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 the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Cuming County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Cuming County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you 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 make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cuming County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Cuming County Jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following 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 Cuming 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 Cuming 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 rules for sending funds to Cuming County Jail inmates might change, so it would be best to check the the Cuming County Jail website before send funds 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 Cuming County Jail

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

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

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


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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? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Cuming County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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