Perkins County Jail – Grant, NE

Perkins County Jail is in Perkins County, NE and is the main jail for that county. Do you know someone in Perkins County Jail? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Perkins County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Perkins County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Perkins County Jail
200 Lincoln Avenue
Grant, NE 69140

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (308) 352-4564
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Perkins County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Perkins County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Nebraska County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Perkins County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Perkins County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Perkins County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate at Perkins County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid 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 Perkins County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Perkins County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into 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 just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Perkins County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the 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 . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Perkins County Jail phone number is: (308) 352-4564

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Perkins County Jail, use this address:

Perkins County Jail
200 Lincoln Avenue
Grant, NE 69140

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Perkins County Jail
200 Lincoln Avenue
Grant, NE 69140


The inmate mail policy at Perkins County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the the Perkins County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Perkins County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Perkins County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Perkins County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being 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 the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date 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 want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Perkins County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Perkins County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and 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 offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not discover if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Perkins County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Perkins County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Perkins County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following 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 Perkins 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 Perkins 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 people in jail is always changing, so check the site 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Perkins County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Perkins 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 Perkins 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 spent any time in Perkins County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Perkins County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Perkins County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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