Morrill County Jail – Bridgeport, NE

Morrill County Jail is located in Morrill County, Nebraska and is the jail for this county. Are you looking for someone at Morrill County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might want to know about Morrill County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Morrill County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morrill County Jail
Po Box 858
Bridgeport, NE 69334

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 308-262-0408
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Morrill County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Morrill County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be at another jail you will want to look here, too: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Morrill County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them at the Morrill County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Morrill County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave the area.

Usually, inmates at Morrill County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might 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 until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss court, 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 have to call the Morrill County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Morrill County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Morrill County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Morrill County Jail phone number is: 308-262-0408

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Morrill County Jail
Po Box 858
Bridgeport, NE 69334

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morrill County Jail
Po Box 858
Bridgeport, NE 69334


The mail policy at Morrill County Jail changes, so be sure to check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Morrill 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. Court records have a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Morrill County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are kept at the Morrill County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Morrill County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. They do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to have a copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Morrill County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you can’t find the street address, but rather 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 that includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

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 any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Morrill County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Morrill County,the Morrill County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    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 Morrill County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Morrill 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 Morrill 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 money to inmates can change, so you should review the official website before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Morrill County Jail

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

    • 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 at Morrill County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Morrill County Jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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