Fillmore County Jail – Geneva, NE

Fillmore County Jail is located in Fillmore County and is the correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone locked up in Fillmore County Jail? This site gives you about everything related to Fillmore County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Fillmore County Jail. How to view Fillmore County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Fillmore County Jail
900 G Street
Geneva, NE 68361

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-759-4441
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Fillmore County Jail you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Fillmore County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another county jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Fillmore County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Fillmore County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Fillmore County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, 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 or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you 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 personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Fillmore County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official Fillmore County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Fillmore County Jail phone number is: 402-759-4441

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Fillmore County Jail is:

Fillmore County Jail
900 G Street
Geneva, NE 68361

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fillmore County Jail
900 G Street
Geneva, NE 68361


The mail policy at Fillmore County Jail changes often, so it would be best to review the official Fillmore County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Fillmore County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Fillmore County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to have a copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the Fillmore County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, 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 check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay 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:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fillmore County,The 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

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Fillmore County Jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Fillmore 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 Fillmore County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to inmates at Fillmore County Jail can change, so it would be best to review the official website before you send money 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fillmore County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fillmore 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 Fillmore 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 spent any time in Fillmore County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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