Gosper County Jail – Elwood, NE

Gosper County Jail is located in Gosper County, Nebraska and is the main correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody at Gosper County Jail? This page gives you all about everything one might want to know about Gosper County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gosper County Jail
507 Smith Ave.
Elwood, NE 68937

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308-785-2420
Fax Number:

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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 find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Gosper County Jail you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Gosper County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can find the same information for anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be at another jail you can check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Gosper County Jail inmates can be seen on the Gosper County Jail website, or you can see them at the Gosper County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Gosper County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can 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 are required to promise to go to your court date, and you must not go out of town.

Typically, prisoners in the Gosper County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might 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 trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Gosper County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner 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 their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so visit 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 308-785-2420

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Gosper County Jail is:

Gosper County Jail
507 Smith Ave.
Elwood, NE 68937

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gosper County Jail
507 Smith Ave.
Elwood, NE 68937


The Gosper County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records using the Gosper County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Gosper County court magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you will have to access the Gosper County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Gosper County court website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Gosper County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Gosper County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Gosper County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Gosper 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 Gosper County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to people in jail changes, so be sure to review the official website 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 Gosper County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner at Gosper County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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