Boone County Jail is in Boone County, Nebraska and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for somebody locked up at Boone County Jail? This page tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Boone County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Boone County court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
Boone County Jail
217 S 5Th St
Albion, NE 68620
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 402-395-2144
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?
Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to search who is in jail at Boone County Jail you need to go to their web site and do an inmate search.
The Boone County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Nebraska
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots can be searched online, or you can view them at the Boone County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the first and last name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Boone County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
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 gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.
In most cases, an inmate in the Boone County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get discharged 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
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Boone 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 most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Boone County Jail can change, so visit the official Boone County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 402-395-2144
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Boone County Jail:
Boone County Jail
217 S 5Th St
Albion, NE 68620
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Boone County Jail
217 S 5Th St
Albion, NE 68620
The Boone County Jail mail policy changes, so you should review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more information on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Boone County
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Boone County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Boone County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at the Boone County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Boone County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you should ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
You can you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Boone County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you will not find the street address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to 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.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if someone has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Boone County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Boone County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Boone County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Boone County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Boone 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 Boone County Jail can change, so it would be best to review the site before you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Boone County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boone 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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