Pierce County Jail – Pierce, NE

Pierce County Jail is in Pierce County, NE and is the primary jail for the county. Looking for somebody in jail at Pierce County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Pierce County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Pierce County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pierce County Jail
111 W. Court St
Pierce, NE 68767

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 402-329-6346
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Pierce County Jail you should click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Pierce County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information quicker if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Pierce County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Pierce County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you can’t leave town.

Usually, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Pierce County Jail change often, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 402-329-6346

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Pierce County Jail is:

Pierce County Jail
111 W. Court St
Pierce, NE 68767

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pierce County Jail
111 W. Court St
Pierce, NE 68767


The inmate mail policy at Pierce County Jail changes, so you should check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Pierce County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Pierce County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Pierce County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you should access the Pierce County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is 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 arrest warrants inquiry on the Pierce County jail website or you can call the jail. 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 there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Pierce County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the street address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Pierce County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pierce County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Pierce County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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 process for sending money to someone in jail at Pierce County Jail changes, so you should review the official Pierce County Jail site when you send any funds.

    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 Pierce County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pierce 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 Pierce 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 in Pierce County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Pierce County Jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Pierce County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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