Hayes County Jail – Hayes Center, NE

Hayes County Jail is located in Hayes County, Nebraska and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for someone locked up at Hayes County Jail? This site will tell you about anything related to Hayes County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Hayes County Jail? How to view Hayes County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Hayes County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hayes County Jail
505 Troth Street
Hayes Center, NE 69032

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (308) 286-3364
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Hayes County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Hayes County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find information about anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is at a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Hayes County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Hayes County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Hayes County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Hayes County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Hayes County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Hayes County

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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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so check the official Hayes 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Hayes County Jail phone number is: (308) 286-3364

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Hayes County Jail:

Hayes County Jail
505 Troth Street
Hayes Center, NE 69032

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hayes County Jail
505 Troth Street
Hayes Center, NE 69032


The mail policy at Hayes County Jail can change, so we suggest that you double check the official Hayes County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Hayes County website, or at the Hayes County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Hayes County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Hayes County court magistrate is the person who presides on your case. They do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to have a copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • 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, you won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Hayes County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hayes County,the Hayes County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Hayes County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Hayes 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 Hayes County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail changes, so be sure to review the site when send money 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 Hayes County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hayes 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 Hayes 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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