Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center – Papillion, NE

Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center is located in Sarpy County, NE and is the main jail for the region. Do you know somebody locked up in Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center? This page gives you about everything a person needs to know about Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center
1208 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion, NE 68046

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-593-2298
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center you will have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find info about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center. If know the person’s info, including 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 Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sarpy County

Have you ever used the services of bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding 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 basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that will help other people get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center change often, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center phone number is: 402-593-2298

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center is:

Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center
1208 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion, NE 68046

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center
1208 Golden Gate Drive
Papillion, NE 68046


The mail policy at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center changes often, so it would be best to review the the Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

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. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at the Sarpy County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are able to ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to access the Sarpy County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Sarpy County court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sarpy County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Sarpy County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sarpy County,the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center, 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 Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center 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 people in jail might change, so be sure to visit the the Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center, 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 Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center

    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 incarcerated at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Sarpy County Jail Law Enforcement Center? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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  1. Louise B. says:

    This message is for Christopher L. W. at sarpy county jail. I miss you and I love you baby, keep your head up and think positive. I can’t wait to see you and have you back home where you belong with your family, We all love you baby stay strong.

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