Douglas County Department Of Corrections – Omaha, NE

Douglas County Department Of Corrections is in Douglas County, Nebraska and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Douglas County Department Of Corrections? This page will tell you information about anything related to Douglas County Department Of Correctionssuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Douglas County Department Of Corrections intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Douglas County Department Of Corrections
710 South 17Th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (402) 444-7400
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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 don’t know how to find them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Douglas County Department Of Corrections you should click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Douglas County Department Of Corrections Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can get info on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you can check our guide to other Nebraska jails: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Douglas County Department Of Corrections. When viewing online you will need to enter their name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Douglas County Department Of Corrections website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. 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 websites with mugshots, 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 are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Douglas County Department Of Corrections. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, 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. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge must decide on the 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 know the date of your release, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot 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 you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (402) 444-7400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Douglas County Department Of Corrections:

Douglas County Department Of Corrections
710 South 17Th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Douglas County Department Of Corrections
710 South 17Th Street
Omaha, NE 68102


The mail policy at Douglas County Department Of Corrections changes often, so you should review the official Douglas County Department Of Corrections site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one 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 have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Douglas County 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 containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the Douglas County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Douglas County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are held at Douglas County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to visit the Douglas County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Douglas County court website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Douglas County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Douglas County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay 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 these crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Douglas County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Douglas County Department Of Corrections is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Douglas County Department Of Corrections, 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 Douglas County Department Of Corrections 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 at Douglas County Department Of Corrections could change, so visit the official website when 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Douglas County Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Douglas County Department Of Corrections, 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 Douglas County Department Of Corrections

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Douglas County Department Of Corrections.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Douglas County Department Of Corrections

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Douglas County Department Of Corrections

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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