Webster County Jail – Red Cloud, NE

Webster County Jail is located in Webster County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Webster County Jail? This page gives you about anything one might want to know about Webster County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Webster County Jail? How to view Webster County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Webster County Jail intake procedures. Webster County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Webster County Jail
641 N Cedar St
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 402-746-2722
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Webster County Jail you should go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Webster County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Webster County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Webster County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner at Webster County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you miss your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Webster County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) 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 amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Webster County

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be 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. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • 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 phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that could help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in the log for the inmate. All visitors has to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Webster County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Webster County Jail phone number is: 402-746-2722

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Webster County Jail is:

Webster County Jail
641 N Cedar St
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Webster County Jail
641 N Cedar St
Red Cloud, NE 68970


The inmate mail policy at Webster County Jail changes, so you should double check the the Webster County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court case records via the Webster County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Webster County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to have a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given 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 gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Webster County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Webster County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the street address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Webster County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Webster County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the Webster County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Webster County,the Webster 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

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Webster County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Webster 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 Webster 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 money to people in jail could change, so be sure to visit the site 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Webster County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Webster 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 Webster 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 someone at Webster County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? 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? Do you need to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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