Lincoln County Detention Center – North Platte, NE

Lincoln County Detention Center is in Lincoln County, Nebraska and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody in Lincoln County Detention Center? This guide gives you information about everything related to Lincoln County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate at Lincoln County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Detention Center
302 North Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE 69101-3961

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308.535.9598
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who is in jail at Lincoln County Detention Center you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Lincoln County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Lincoln County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Lincoln County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Lincoln County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various 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

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Lincoln County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so double-check the official Lincoln County Detention Center jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 308.535.9598

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Detention Center is:

Lincoln County Detention Center
302 North Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE 69101-3961

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Detention Center
302 North Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE 69101-3961


The Lincoln County Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so check the official Lincoln County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Lincoln County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Lincoln County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records with the Lincoln County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept at Lincoln County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Lincoln County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to 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, right there in court, 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 want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Lincoln County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

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 docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Lincoln County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

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

During a criminal records search, usually won’t learn if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County,the Lincoln County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Lincoln County Detention Center is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat 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 Lincoln County Detention 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 Lincoln County Detention 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 rules for sending money to Lincoln County Detention Center inmates is likely to change, so you should check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Lincoln County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln County Detention 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 Lincoln County Detention Center

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 an inmate in Lincoln County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Lincoln County Detention Center?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Lincoln County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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