Dodge County Jail – Fremont, NE

Dodge County Jail is located in Dodge County, Nebraska and is the correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Dodge County Jail? This page gives you info about everything one might want to know about Dodge County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Dodge County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Dodge County Jail
428 N Broad
Fremont, NE 68025

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402) 727-2702
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Dodge County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Dodge County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be at a different jail you will want to check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Dodge County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Dodge County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Dodge County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Dodge County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined 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 free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner at Dodge County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Dodge County Jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Dodge County

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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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Dodge County Jail can change, so double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (402) 727-2702

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Dodge County Jail is:

Dodge County Jail
428 N Broad
Fremont, NE 68025

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dodge County Jail
428 N Broad
Fremont, NE 68025


The Dodge County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

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. Court records contain a case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Dodge County magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you should query the Dodge County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Dodge County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Dodge County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not discover if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Dodge County,the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Dodge County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Dodge 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 Dodge 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 funds to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you check 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

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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dodge County Jail

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

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Dodge County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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