Wayne County Jail – Wayne, NE

Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County, NE and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Wayne County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything you might want to know about Wayne County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Wayne County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
521 Lincoln Street
Wayne, NE 68787

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (402) 375-1911
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you will need to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you can check our Nebraska county jail guide: List of all jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Wayne County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Wayne County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Wayne County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where 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 must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Wayne County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Wayne County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, 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 should try a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wayne County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Wayne County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (402) 375-1911

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Wayne County Jail
521 Lincoln Street
Wayne, NE 68787

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
521 Lincoln Street
Wayne, NE 68787


The mail policy changes often, so review the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Wayne County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember that you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it 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 a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Wayne County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Wayne County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not see if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Wayne County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Wayne County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 rules for sending funds to inmates is likely to change, so you should review the official website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wayne 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 Wayne 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.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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