Hamilton County Jail – Aurora, NE

Hamilton County Jail is in Hamilton County and is the main correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Hamilton County Jail? This page gives you all about everything one might want to know about Hamilton County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Hamilton County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Hamilton County Jail
715 12Th St
Aurora, NE 68818

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-694-6936
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Hamilton County Jail you will need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hamilton County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you should check our guide to other Nebraska jails: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can view them at the Hamilton County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Hamilton County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record 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 removed, 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

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Hamilton County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any secrets that could help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Hamilton County Jail frequently change, so double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 402-694-6936

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Hamilton County Jail
715 12Th St
Aurora, NE 68818

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hamilton County Jail
715 12Th St
Aurora, NE 68818


The Hamilton County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Hamilton County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and 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

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. They do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail 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 think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Hamilton County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or 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 a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hamilton County,the Hamilton County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Hamilton County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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 inmates could change, so double check the official website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hamilton County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Hamilton County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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