Garden County Jail – Oshkosh, NE

Garden County Jail is located in Garden County, NE and is the primary jail for this county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Garden County Jail? This page will tell you about everything you might want to know about Garden County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Garden County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Garden County Jail
611 Main Street
Oshkosh, NE 69154

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (308) 772-3540
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Garden County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Garden County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another county jail you should check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Garden County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Garden County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Garden County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.

Usually, inmates in the Garden County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Garden County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Garden County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Garden County Jail

Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that could help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Garden County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Garden County Jail phone number is: (308) 772-3540

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Garden County Jail is:

Garden County Jail
611 Main Street
Oshkosh, NE 69154

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Garden County Jail
611 Main Street
Oshkosh, NE 69154


The Garden County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on this, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and all documents and motions filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Garden County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Garden County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. They do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive a copy of the report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Garden County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must 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 sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Garden County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Garden County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t see if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Garden County,the Garden County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Garden County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Garden 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 Garden 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 Garden County Jail inmates might change, so review the 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Garden County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Garden 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 Garden 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 spent any time at Garden County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Garden County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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