Saline County Jail is in Saline County, NE and is the main jail for this county. Do you know someone locked up in Saline County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything related to Saline County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information that you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Saline County Jail
911 S Main
Wilber, NE 68465
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (402) 821-2111
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Saline County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.
The Saline County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also get info about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: Nebraska Jails
A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshots of Saline County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Saline County Jail. When viewing online you have to input their full name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Saline County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Saline County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Saline County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you make a phone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items with you, for example your driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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 break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.
Phone Number: (402) 821-2111
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Saline County Jail is:
Saline County Jail
911 S Main
Wilber, NE 68465
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Saline County Jail
911 S Main
Wilber, NE 68465
The mail policy at Saline County Jail can change, so you should visit the the Saline County Jail website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You can access your court records via the online service, or at the Saline County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Saline County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at the Saline County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Saline County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date to report to jail to do your time.
Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you should go to the Saline County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Saline County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Saline County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Saline County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must 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 are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not find the exact address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire in person, or you can 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 might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- 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 facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Saline County,The 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 spending time in the Saline County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get 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 Saline 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 Saline 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 money to someone in jail at Saline County Jail changes, so it would be best to review the the Saline County Jail website before you send funds 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 Saline County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Saline 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.
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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 Saline County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?
If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Saline County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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