Nuckolls County Jail – Nelson, NE

Nuckolls County Jail is located in Nuckolls County, Nebraska and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Nuckolls County Jail? This site will tell you about anything related to Nuckolls County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Nuckolls County Jail
50 W 2Nd
Nelson, NE 68961

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (402) 225-2831
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Nuckolls County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Nuckolls County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Nuckolls County Jail prisoners can be seen online, or you can view them at the Nuckolls County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Nuckolls County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Nuckolls County Jail change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should 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 phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Nuckolls County Jail phone number is: (402) 225-2831

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Nuckolls County Jail is:

Nuckolls County Jail
50 W 2Nd
Nelson, NE 68961

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nuckolls County Jail
50 W 2Nd
Nelson, NE 68961


The Nuckolls County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Nuckolls County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Nuckolls County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Nuckolls County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are available at the Nuckolls County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example 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 may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Nuckolls County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Nuckolls County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Nuckolls County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Nuckolls 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 Nuckolls 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 people in jail might change, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Nuckolls County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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