Knox County Jail – Center, NE

Knox County Jail is located in Knox County, NE and is the correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Knox County Jail? This site will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Knox County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Knox County Jail
Po Box 142
Center, NE 68724

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402)288-4261
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who’s in jail at Knox County Jail you have to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Knox County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you should check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Knox County Jail inmates are online, or you can view them at the Knox County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Knox County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, 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 in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Knox County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Knox County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Knox County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be put in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Knox County Jail can change, so you should visit the official jail site before you 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 much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (402)288-4261

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Knox County Jail is:

Knox County Jail
Po Box 142
Center, NE 68724

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Knox County Jail
Po Box 142
Center, NE 68724


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the the Knox County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents in your case. You can access your court case records with the Knox County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records from your court case are kept at the Knox County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are able to request to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

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

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the 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 a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Knox County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Knox County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find if that person has had any:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Knox County,the Knox County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Knox County jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Knox 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 Knox County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to people in jail changes, so be sure to check the the Knox County Jail website when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Knox County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Knox 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 Knox 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Knox County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Knox County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Knox County Jail


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