Wheeler County Jail – Bartlett, NE

Wheeler County Jail is located in Wheeler County and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone at Wheeler County Jail? This page gives you all about everything related to Wheeler County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wheeler County Jail
3Rd Street
Bartlett, NE 68622

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (308) 654-3232
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Wheeler County Jail you will have to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Wheeler County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Nebraska Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Wheeler County Jail website, or you can see them at the Wheeler County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Wheeler County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means 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 different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to go out of town.

Usually, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know 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 see the bail amount on the Wheeler County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail 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 person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Wheeler County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official Wheeler County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly 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 break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Wheeler County Jail phone number is: (308) 654-3232

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wheeler County Jail:

Wheeler County Jail
3Rd Street
Bartlett, NE 68622

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wheeler County Jail
3Rd Street
Bartlett, NE 68622


The mail policy at Wheeler County Jail changes, so you should check the official Wheeler County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Nebraska State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You can access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to access the Wheeler County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Wheeler County jail website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders online, but you should know that you will not see the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

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

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wheeler County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Wheeler County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Wheeler 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 Wheeler 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 inmates at Wheeler County Jail is likely to change, so review the site 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wheeler County Jail

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

    • 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 in Wheeler County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Wheeler County Jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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