Hooker County Jail – Mullen, NE

Hooker County Jail is in Hooker County, NE and is the main correctional facility for the area. Looking for somebody in jail at Hooker County Jail? This site tells you all about anything one might want to know about Hooker County Jail: Find an inmate at Hooker County Jail. How to view Hooker County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Hooker County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hooker County Jail
Po Box 213
Mullen, NE 69152

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (308)546-2290
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Hooker County Jail you should go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Hooker County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information for anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you can check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hooker County Jail inmates can be searched on the Hooker County Jail website, or you can see them at the Hooker County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest 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 Hooker County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many 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, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Hooker County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Hooker County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. 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 don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so visit the jail site before go to the jail 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 . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (308)546-2290

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hooker County Jail
Po Box 213
Mullen, NE 69152

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hooker County Jail
Po Box 213
Mullen, NE 69152


The Hooker County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the the Hooker County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Hooker County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Hooker County court records are public records. They include a file containing a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Hooker County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Hooker County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Hooker County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hooker County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    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 Hooker County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Hooker 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 Hooker 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so visit the site 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hooker County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in Hooker County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to find someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Hooker County Jail


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