Richardson County Jail – Falls City, NE

Richardson County Jail is located in Richardson County and is the jail for that region. Know someone in jail at Richardson County Jail? This site will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Richardson County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Richardson County Jail
Courthouse, Room 206 1700 Stone St
Falls City, NE 68355

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-245-2479
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 don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Richardson County Jail you need to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Richardson County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Richardson County Jail website, or you can see them at the Richardson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Richardson County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, 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, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Richardson County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Richardson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Richardson County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each 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.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • 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.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that will help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you have a cash bond or if the judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Richardson County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official Richardson County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

The Richardson County Jail phone number is: 402-245-2479

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Richardson County Jail
Courthouse, Room 206 1700 Stone St
Falls City, NE 68355

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Richardson County Jail
Courthouse, Room 206 1700 Stone St
Falls City, NE 68355


The mail policy at Richardson County Jail changes often, so double check the the Richardson County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in Richardson County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Richardson County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are maintained at the Richardson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. They do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as 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 of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Richardson County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Richardson County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    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 Richardson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work 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 Richardson 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 Richardson 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so you should visit the the Richardson County Jail website before you send any money.

    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 Richardson County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Richardson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Richardson County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello


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