Sheridan County Jail – Rushville, NE

Sheridan County Jail is in Sheridan County, NE and is the jail for that area. Looking for somebody at Sheridan County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything you might need to know about Sheridan County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Sheridan County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sheridan County Jail

Rushville, NE 69360

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 308 327-2161
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Sheridan County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Sheridan County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find info for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

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Mugshotes of Sheridan County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Sheridan County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Sheridan County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, 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 are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Sheridan County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is really easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sheridan County

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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
  • Be 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 these steps:

  • You will get put 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 will answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued 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 from jail will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items with you, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Sheridan County Jail visitation procedures change often, so check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 308 327-2161

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Sheridan County Jail:

Sheridan County Jail

Rushville, NE 69360

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sheridan County Jail

Rushville, NE 69360


The mail policy at Sheridan County Jail changes, so visit the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Sheridan County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use 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 records and are available upon request. They have a case file with a docket and every documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Sheridan County website, or at the Sheridan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Sheridan County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are available at Sheridan County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, 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 may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get 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 somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to go to the Sheridan County jail website, and 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Sheridan County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sheridan County,the Sheridan County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Sheridan County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send funds 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sheridan County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions in Sheridan County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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