Garfield County Jail – Burwell, NE

Garfield County Jail is located in Garfield County, NE and is the primary jail for this county. Looking for someone in jail at Garfield County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Garfield County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Garfield County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Garfield County Jail
Po Box 455
Burwell, NE 68823

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (308) 346-5150
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Garfield County Jail you will have to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Garfield County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information about anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Nebraska jails: Other Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

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Mugshots can be searched online, or you can view them at the Garfield County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Garfield County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in 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 a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not go out of town.

In most cases, inmates in the Garfield County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 must call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, its easy. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

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

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own 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

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged 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 follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Garfield County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the official Garfield County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, 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 may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (308) 346-5150

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Garfield County Jail is:

Garfield County Jail
Po Box 455
Burwell, NE 68823

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Garfield County Jail
Po Box 455
Burwell, NE 68823


The Garfield County Jail mail policy changes often, so you should check the official Garfield County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Garfield County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Garfield County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Garfield 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 have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Garfield County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to 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 ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Garfield County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Garfield County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Garfield County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Garfield County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Garfield 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 Garfield 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 money to inmates changes, so you should check the the Garfield County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Garfield County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Garfield 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 Garfield 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Garfield County Jail?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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