Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center – Fairbury, NE

Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center is located in Jefferson County, Nebraska and is the primary jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody at Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center? This guide tells you information about anything one might want to know about Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center? How to view Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Jefferson County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center
606 3Rd Street
Fairbury, NE 68352

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-729-2284
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center you need to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find information for anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you can check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, 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 locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a 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 be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, inmates at Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its really easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us secrets that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden.

The Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center phone number is: 402-729-2284

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center is:

Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center
606 3Rd Street
Fairbury, NE 68352

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center
606 3Rd Street
Fairbury, NE 68352


The Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center inmate mail policy changes often, so check the the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Jefferson County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Jefferson County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Jefferson County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your case are available at the Jefferson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records online 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 one of the officers. You should know 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 possibly an arrest date, contact the Jefferson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

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

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

During a criminal records search, you won’t see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jefferson County,the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Jefferson County jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After 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 Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center 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 people in jail can change, so it would be best to check the official Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center site when you send any money.

    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 Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center

    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 incarcerated in Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center


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