Hitchcock County Jail – Trenton, NE

Hitchcock County Jail is located in Hitchcock County, Nebraska and is the jail for the area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Hitchcock County Jail? This site tells you all about everything related to Hitchcock County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Hitchcock County Jail? How to view Hitchcock County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hitchcock County Jail
229 East D Street
Trenton, NE 69044

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308-334-5148
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Hitchcock County Jail you have to go to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Hitchcock County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find info about anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Nebraska jails: Nebraska County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hitchcock County Jail inmates are on the Hitchcock County Jail website, or you can see them at the Hitchcock County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Hitchcock County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, 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 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 bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Hitchcock County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you review the official site before you 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 typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Hitchcock County Jail phone number is: 308-334-5148

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hitchcock County Jail
229 East D Street
Trenton, NE 69044

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hitchcock County Jail
229 East D Street
Trenton, NE 69044


The mail policy at Hitchcock County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official Hitchcock County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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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 that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might 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, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system in Hitchcock County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Hitchcock County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Nebraska State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being 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 incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding 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 Hitchcock County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access 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 must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Hitchcock County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Hitchcock County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hitchcock County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Hitchcock County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Hitchcock 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 Hitchcock County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to Hitchcock County Jail inmates changes, so you should double check the the Hitchcock County Jail website before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hitchcock County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hitchcock 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 Hitchcock County Jail

    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:

    • 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 Hitchcock County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Hitchcock County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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