Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center – Gering, NE

Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center is located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center? This guide tells you info about everything related to Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center. How to view Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center
2522 7Th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 308-436-7300
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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 want to find them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you can check the other Nebraska county jails in our Nebraska County Jail Guide: Nebraska County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. 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 – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum 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 extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Scotts Bluff County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked 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 personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with 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 street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center change often, so we suggest that you check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 308-436-7300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center, use this address:

Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center
2522 7Th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center
2522 7Th Street
Gering, NE 69341


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Scotts Bluff County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A 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 read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are kept at the Scotts Bluff County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. They do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just go to the Scotts Bluff County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Scotts Bluff County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered 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 crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at the Scotts Bluff County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Scotts Bluff County,the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Scotts Bluff County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention 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 Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention 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 process for sending funds to people in jail changes, so you should review the the Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center website when send money 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 Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention 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 Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center

    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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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