Rock County Jail – Bassett, NE

Rock County Jail is located in Rock County, Nebraska and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know someone incarcerated at Rock County Jail? This site tells you about anything you might need to know about Rock County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rock County Jail
Po Box 679
Bassett, NE 68714

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402) 684-3811
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Rock County Jail you should click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Rock County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find information on anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you should check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Rock County Jail inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Rock County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Rock County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different 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

Obviously, once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Rock County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not 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 must call the Rock County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Rock County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need 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
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into 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. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Rock County Jail visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to visitation.

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 a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Rock County Jail phone number is: (402) 684-3811

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Rock County Jail
Po Box 679
Bassett, NE 68714

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rock County Jail
Po Box 679
Bassett, NE 68714


The mail policy is always changing, so double check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Rock County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Rock County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Rock County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Rock County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to have a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Rock County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the 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 listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you won’t get the precise address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Rock County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or 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 may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rock County,the Rock County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Rock County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish 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 Rock 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 Rock 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 funds to jail inmates might change, so be sure to double check the official Rock County Jail site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rock County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rock 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 Rock County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 incarcerated at Rock County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Rock County Jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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