Cass County Jail is in Cass County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Know someone at Cass County Jail? This page gives you info about everything you might want to know about Cass County Jail: Find an inmate at Cass County Jail. How to view Cass County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Cass County Jail
336 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 402-296-9370
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To look up who is in jail at Cass County Jail you need to go to their website and use the inmate search.
The Cass County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for is in another county jail you should check our Nebraska county jail guide: Other Jails in Nebraska
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of Cass County Jail prisoners can be seen online, or you can view them at the Cass County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Cass County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and you are not permitted to leave town.
Typically, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay jail each day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman
Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You have to answer some basic questions, such as what your legal name is, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a phone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that could help others make it through the process?
Speak Your Mind
When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Cass County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Cass County Jail phone number is: 402-296-9370
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
The mailing address for Cass County Jail is:
Cass County Jail
336 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Cass County Jail
336 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
The Cass County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so review the the Cass County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.
For more information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Cass County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
You can you should go to the jail’s website, and search by:
- Their name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Cass County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this is freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cass County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the street address, just the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 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
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
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 an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the Cass County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cass County, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department 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 getting locked up in the Cass County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Cass 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 Cass County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send funds to Cass County Jail inmates could change, so be sure to double check the official website when send funds to someone in jail there.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Cass County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cass 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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Cass County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?
If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because others will know what to expect.
Things you can include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to talk to a person you met in jail? Say hello here, just leave a message below.
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