Red Willow County Jail – McCook, NE

Red Willow County Jail is in Red Willow County, NE and is the main jail for that region. Know someone locked up in Red Willow County Jail? This guide tells you about anything one might want to know about Red Willow County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Red Willow County Jail
105 West E
McCook, NE 69001

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 308-345-1850
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Red Willow County Jail you have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Red Willow County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

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Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Red Willow County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the Red Willow County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Red Willow County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Red Willow County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various 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

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

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

Typically, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Red Willow County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should check 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 308-345-1850

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Red Willow County Jail:

Red Willow County Jail
105 West E
McCook, NE 69001

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Red Willow County Jail
105 West E
McCook, NE 69001


The Red Willow County Jail mail policy is always changing, so check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Red Willow County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Red Willow County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the Red Willow County website, or at the Red Willow County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Red Willow County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Red Willow County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Red Willow County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t get the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Red Willow County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if they had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Red Willow County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Red Willow County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Red Willow County Jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Red Willow 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 Red Willow 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 jail inmates can change, so you should check the official Red Willow County Jail site before you send money 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Red Willow County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Red Willow 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 Red Willow 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 at Red Willow County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Red Willow County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Red Willow County Jail Website
    Red Willow County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Red Willow County Jail Mugshots
    Red Willow County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Red Willow County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Red Willow County Jail Mail Policy
    Red Willow County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Red Willow County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Red Willow County Jail Arrests
    Red Willow County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Red Willow County Jail Jobs


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