Dixon County Jail – Ponca, NE

Dixon County Jail is in Dixon County, NE and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Looking for somebody locked up in Dixon County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about Dixon County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Dixon County Jail? How to view Dixon County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dixon County Jail
302 West 3Rd Street
Ponca, NE 68770

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 402-755-5608
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Dixon County Jail you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Dixon County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at a different jail you can check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can view them at the Dixon County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Dixon County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Dixon County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it will depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

The Dixon County Jail phone number is: 402-755-5608

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Dixon County Jail
302 West 3Rd Street
Ponca, NE 68770

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dixon County Jail
302 West 3Rd Street
Ponca, NE 68770


The inmate mail policy at Dixon County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Dixon County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which 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 locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in Dixon County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Dixon County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a file with a docket and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Dixon County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your case are available at Dixon County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Dixon County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. They do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Dixon County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Dixon County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Dixon 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 Dixon 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 inmates at Dixon County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the the Dixon County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate 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 Dixon County Jail

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

    • 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 in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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

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