Furnas County Jail – Beaver City, NE

Furnas County Jail is in Furnas County and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone in Furnas County Jail? This page gives you info about everything you might want to know about Furnas County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Furnas County Jail
912 Rst
Beaver City, NE 68926

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 308-268-2245
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Furnas County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Furnas County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information about anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you can check our guide to other Nebraska jails: Other Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Furnas County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Furnas County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, an inmate at Furnas County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail every day after work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Furnas County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: How to find a 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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know 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 there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Furnas County Jail change often, so check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 308-268-2245

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Furnas County Jail, use this address:

Furnas County Jail
912 Rst
Beaver City, NE 68926

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Furnas County Jail
912 Rst
Beaver City, NE 68926


The mail policy can change, so be sure to review the the Furnas County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in Furnas County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Furnas County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Furnas 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. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the online service, or at the Furnas County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Furnas County magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just query the Furnas County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Furnas County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Furnas County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Furnas County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Furnas 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 Furnas 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 funds to Furnas County Jail inmates might change, so be sure to check the the Furnas County Jail website when you send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Furnas County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Furnas 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 Furnas 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 in Furnas County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

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