York County Jail – York, NE

York County Jail is in York County, NE and is the main jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody at York County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything related to York County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give info that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

York County Jail
510 Lincoln Ave.
York, NE 68467

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 402-362-4927
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to search who is in jail at York County Jail you will need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The York County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is at a different jail you should look here: Nebraska County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of York County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them at the York County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the York County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to leave the area.

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

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the York County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the York County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at York County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at York County Jail are always changing, so check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 402-362-4927

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

York County Jail
510 Lincoln Ave.
York, NE 68467

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
York County Jail
510 Lincoln Ave.
York, NE 68467


The mail policy at York County Jail changes frequently, so you should review the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in York County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

York County court records are public records. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or by going to the York County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The York County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at York County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The York County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Remember that you can request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the York County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but remember that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t learn if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the York County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the York County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following 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 York 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 York 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 at York County Jail is always changing, so be sure to check the official website when you send money 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 York County Jail

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

    • 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 at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at York County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at York County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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