Custer County Jail – Broken Bow, NE

Custer County Jail is in Custer County, NE and is the main correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up at Custer County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything you might want to know about Custer County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Custer County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting 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 information and advice you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Custer County Jail
116 So 11Th
Broken Bow, NE 68822

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 308-872-6418
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Custer County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Custer County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information on anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Custer County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Custer County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Custer County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Custer County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. 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 should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral.

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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be 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 there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that believe that there could 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 they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you try to 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 . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 308-872-6418

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Custer County Jail:

Custer County Jail
116 So 11Th
Broken Bow, NE 68822

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Custer County Jail
116 So 11Th
Broken Bow, NE 68822


The Custer County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to review the the Custer County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Custer County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Custer County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The 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 when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are maintained at the Custer County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Custer County magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to query the Custer County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate 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 for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Custer County jail website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Custer County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Custer County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted 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 tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Custer County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Custer County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

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

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

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Custer 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

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Custer County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Custer 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 Custer 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 someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to review the official Custer County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Custer County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Custer 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 Custer 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 incarcerated in Custer County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Custer County Jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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