Cheyene County Jail – Sidney, NE

Cheyene County Jail is in Cheyenne County, Nebraska and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Cheyene County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything you might need to know about Cheyene County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Cheyene County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Cheyene County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cheyene County Jail
1000 10Th Avenue
Sidney, NE 69162

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (308) 254-5878
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Cheyene County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Cheyene County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you can check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can go in person to the Cheyene County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Cheyene County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or 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 are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Cheyene County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that will help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (308) 254-5878

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Cheyene County Jail
1000 10Th Avenue
Sidney, NE 69162

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cheyene County Jail
1000 10Th Avenue
Sidney, NE 69162


The Cheyene County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Cheyenne County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney in Cheyenne County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Nebraska State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at the Cheyenne County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing 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 information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of this report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Cheyenne County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of 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 contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Cheyenne County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t see if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cheyenne County,the Cheyenne County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Cheyenne County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Cheyenne County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Cheyene 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 Cheyene 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 someone in jail at Cheyene County Jail could change, so you should check the official website before you send funds to an inmate 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 Cheyene County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cheyene 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 Cheyene County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 in Cheyene County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Cheyene County Jail Website
    Cheyene County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Cheyene County Jail Mugshots
    Cheyene County Jail Bail Link

    Cheyene County Jail Visitation
    Cheyene County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Cheyene County Jail Inmate Search
    Cheyene County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Cheyene County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Cheyene County Jail
    Cheyene County Jail Employment


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