Dundy County Jail – Benkelman, NE

Dundy County Jail is located in Dundy County, NE and is the primary jail for that region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Dundy County Jail? This page gives you info about everything related to Dundy County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Dundy County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dundy County Jail
Po Box 506
Benkelman, NE 69001

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 308-423-2393
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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 want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Dundy County Jail you have to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Dundy County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Nebraska jails: List of all jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Dundy County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Dundy County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you must not leave town.

Typically, prisoners will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Dundy County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of 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.
  • You must answer some questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 308-423-2393

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Dundy County Jail
Po Box 506
Benkelman, NE 69001

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dundy County Jail
Po Box 506
Benkelman, NE 69001


The Dundy County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should double check the official Dundy County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after 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 charges, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Dundy County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Dundy County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. They do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required 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 someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the Dundy County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Dundy County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered 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 offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Dundy County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Dundy County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Dundy County,the Dundy County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Dundy County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Dundy 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 Dundy County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to Dundy County Jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you review 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dundy County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dundy 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 Dundy County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

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

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Dundy County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

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