Madison County Jail is located in Madison County, NE and is the correctional facility for this area. Know someone locked up in Madison County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything related to Madison County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Madison County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.
Madison County Jail
1313 N. Main Street
Madison, NE 68748
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 402-454-2110
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them?
Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To find out who’s in jail at Madison County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate search.
The Madison County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get information for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Nebraska
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Madison County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Madison County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave town.
In most cases, a prisoner at Madison County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Madison County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Madison County
Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail jumpsuit.
Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that could help other people get through jail processing?
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.
The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so check the official Madison County Jail jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Madison County Jail phone number is: 402-454-2110
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Madison County Jail:
Madison County Jail
1313 N. Main Street
Madison, NE 68748
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Madison County Jail
1313 N. Main Street
Madison, NE 68748
The Madison County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your 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 relative find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney
If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Nebraska State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Madison County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Madison County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Madison County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?
You can you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Madison County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the exact address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to 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 state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Madison County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to 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 intensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug crimes.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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 in Madison County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Gang activity
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Madison County, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Madison County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review 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 Madison County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Madison 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 Madison County Jail
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 a prisoner in Madison County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Madison County Jail?
If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.
Things you can write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Madison County Jail
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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