Brown County Jail – Ainsworth, NE

Brown County Jail is located in Brown County, Nebraska and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know someone locked up in Brown County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Brown County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Brown County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Brown County Jail
142 West 4Th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (402) 387-1440
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Brown County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Brown County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information on anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in Nebraska


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Brown County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Brown County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Brown County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners at Brown County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Brown County Jail or the County Courthouse. 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 jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Brown County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that will help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Brown County Jail visitation procedures change often, so double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Brown County Jail phone number is: (402) 387-1440

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Brown County Jail
142 West 4Th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brown County Jail
142 West 4Th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210


The Brown County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Brown County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Brown County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Brown County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Brown County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents filed in the 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

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Brown County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Brown 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 Brown 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Brown County Jail is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the the Brown County Jail website before send money 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Brown County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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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? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Brown County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Brown County Jail

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