Franklin County Jail – Franklin, NE

Franklin County Jail is located in Franklin County, NE and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Do you know somebody at Franklin County Jail? This site will tell you about anything you might want to know about Franklin County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Franklin County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Franklin County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Franklin County Jail
P.O. Box 292
Franklin, NE 68939-0292

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308-425-6231
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Franklin County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Franklin County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at a different jail you can check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Franklin County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Franklin County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Franklin County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you must not leave town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Franklin County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Franklin County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you go, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Franklin County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to check the official Franklin County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Franklin County Jail phone number is: 308-425-6231

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and examined and read by staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Franklin County Jail is:

Franklin County Jail
P.O. Box 292
Franklin, NE 68939-0292

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin County Jail
P.O. Box 292
Franklin, NE 68939-0292


The mail policy changes, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Franklin County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Franklin County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your court case are held at Franklin County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. They do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just access the Franklin County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Franklin County jail website or call the jail directly. 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. You should know 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, and the date of their arrest, contact the Franklin County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Franklin County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Franklin County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Franklin County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Franklin 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 Franklin County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to jail inmates could change, so visit the official Franklin County Jail site when you send any funds.

    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 Franklin County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

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

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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