Johnson County Jail – Tecumseh, NE

Johnson County Jail is in Johnson County and is the main jail for that area. Know somebody incarcerated at Johnson County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Johnson County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Johnson County Jail
County Jail Box 335
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-335-3307
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Johnson County Jail you will need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Johnson County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be locked up at a different jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Johnson County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Johnson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Johnson County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. 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 various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like 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 Johnson County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Johnson County

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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
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that could help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Johnson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep 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 might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Johnson County Jail phone number is: 402-335-3307

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Johnson County Jail:

Johnson County Jail
County Jail Box 335
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Johnson County Jail
County Jail Box 335
Tecumseh, NE 68450


The Johnson County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Johnson County website, or at the Johnson County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as 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 may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Johnson County court magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. They do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Johnson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Johnson County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Johnson County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you can’t find the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Johnson County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find 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 call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Johnson County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Johnson County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 jail inmates changes, so visit the official website before 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 Johnson County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up at Johnson County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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