Saunders County Jail – Wahoo, NE

Saunders County Jail is in Saunders County, Nebraska and is the main correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody in Saunders County Jail? This site tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Saunders County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Saunders County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Saunders County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Saunders County Jail
387 N Chestnut St, Suite 4
Wahoo, NE 68066

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-443-3718
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

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

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

Inmate Search

The Saunders County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information about anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another county jail you can check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

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Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can see them at the Saunders County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Saunders County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, 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

Once you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners in the Saunders County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Saunders County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person 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 bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official Saunders County Jail jail 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 . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

The Saunders County Jail phone number is: 402-443-3718

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Saunders County Jail
387 N Chestnut St, Suite 4
Wahoo, NE 68066

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Saunders County Jail
387 N Chestnut St, Suite 4
Wahoo, NE 68066


The mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Saunders County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file with a docket and every documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access your court records using the website, or at the Saunders County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Saunders County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Saunders County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to go to the Saunders County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Saunders County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you will not see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

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 docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at the Saunders County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Saunders County,the Saunders County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Saunders County jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following 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 Saunders 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 Saunders 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 money to people in jail might change, so be sure to visit the official Saunders County Jail site before 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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Saunders County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in Saunders County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Saunders County Jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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