Hall County Department Of Corrections – Grand Island, NE

Hall County Department Of Corrections is in Hall County and is the primary jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Hall County Department Of Corrections? This page tells you about anything a person needs to know about Hall County Department Of Corrections,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Hall County Department Of Corrections mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hall County Department Of Corrections
P.O. Box 2008
Grand Island, NE 68802

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (308) 385-5206
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to find them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Hall County Department Of Corrections you should visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Hall County Department Of Corrections Inmate Locator is an online list of people currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info for anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another jail you should look here: Nebraska County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can see them in person at the Hall County Department Of Corrections. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Hall County Department Of Corrections site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Hall County Department Of Corrections will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

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 Hall County Department Of Corrections or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that might help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Hall County Department Of Corrections frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official 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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (308) 385-5206

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hall County Department Of Corrections, use this address:

Hall County Department Of Corrections
P.O. Box 2008
Grand Island, NE 68802

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hall County Department Of Corrections
P.O. Box 2008
Grand Island, NE 68802


The inmate mail policy at Hall County Department Of Corrections is always changing, so visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in Hall County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Hall County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. 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 Hall County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have a copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Hall County court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. 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, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Hall County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Hall County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Hall County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hall County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Hall County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Hall County Department Of Corrections, 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 Hall County Department Of Corrections 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 money to Hall County Department Of Corrections inmates can change, so you should visit the the Hall County Department Of Corrections 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hall County Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hall County Department Of Corrections, 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 Hall County Department Of Corrections

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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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 end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Hall County Department Of Corrections? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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