Nance County Jail – Fullerton, NE

Nance County Jail is in Nance County, Nebraska and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for somebody locked up at Nance County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Nance County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Nance County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Nance County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Nance County Jail
209 Esther St
Fullerton, NE 68638

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308-536-2452
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Nance County Jail you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Nance County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Nebraska jails: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Nance County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Nance County Jail website, or you can see them at the Nance County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Nance County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Nance County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Nance County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For 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 jail intake procedure is made up of these 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, will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that might help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Nance County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you visit 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The Nance County Jail phone number is: 308-536-2452

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Nance County Jail is:

Nance County Jail
209 Esther St
Fullerton, NE 68638

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nance County Jail
209 Esther St
Fullerton, NE 68638


The mail policy at Nance County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Nance County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which 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 relative locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or at the Nance County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees 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

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including 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 required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Nance County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Nance County court website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Nance County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Nance County Jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Nance 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 Nance 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 Nance County Jail might change, so it would be best to visit the official Nance County Jail 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 Nance County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Nance 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 Nance 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 been locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Nance County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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