Sherman County Jail – Loup City, NE

Sherman County Jail is in Sherman County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody incarcerated at Sherman County Jail? This guide tells you about anything one might want to know about Sherman County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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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 friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Sherman County Jail
Po Box 127
Loup City, NE 68853

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (308) 745-1511
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Sherman County Jail you will have to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Sherman County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information for anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

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Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Sherman County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Sherman County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day after work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Sherman County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Sherman County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official Sherman County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about 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 under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Sherman County Jail phone number is: (308) 745-1511

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Sherman County Jail
Po Box 127
Loup City, NE 68853

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sherman County Jail
Po Box 127
Loup City, NE 68853


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Sherman County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Sherman County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Nebraska State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are kept at Sherman County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Sherman County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Sherman County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you can’t find the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Sherman County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sherman County,the Sherman County Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of spending time in the Sherman County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Sherman 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 Sherman 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 funds to someone in jail changes, so it would be best to review the the Sherman County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Sherman County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sherman 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 Sherman 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Sherman County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Sherman County Jail


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