Mcpherson County Jail – Tryon, NE

Mcpherson County Jail is in McPherson County and is the correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for somebody in Mcpherson County Jail? This site gives you about everything you might want to know about Mcpherson County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Mcpherson County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. McPherson County court information. And much more…

Main Menu

The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Mcpherson County Jail
500 Anderson Street
Tryon, NE 69167

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308-587-2445
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Mcpherson County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Mcpherson County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information fast if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check our Nebraska county jail guide: Other County Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Mcpherson County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Mcpherson County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Mcpherson County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

Typically, prisoners in the Mcpherson County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Mcpherson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

Click here to leave a comment

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that could help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

Click here to tell about all about it

Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Mcpherson County Jail phone number is: 308-587-2445

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Mcpherson County Jail
500 Anderson Street
Tryon, NE 69167

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mcpherson County Jail
500 Anderson Street
Tryon, NE 69167


The inmate mail policy at Mcpherson County Jail changes often, so be sure to check the official website when you send a letter.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in McPherson County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

McPherson County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records with the online service, or by going to the McPherson County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The McPherson County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at the McPherson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to 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 might get taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

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

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the McPherson County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. 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 the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the McPherson County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

    Speak Your Mind

    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the McPherson County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Mcpherson 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 Mcpherson County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates at Mcpherson County Jail is always changing, so you should double 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mcpherson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mcpherson 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 Mcpherson 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to tell your story


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to comment

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Write a review about Mcpherson County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

    Throw a shout out to Mcpherson County Jail


    Return To Main Menu
    1775

Speak Your Mind

*