Sioux County Jail is located in Sioux County, Nebraska and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know somebody at Sioux County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might want to know about Sioux County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Sioux County Jail? How to view Sioux County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Sioux County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.
Sioux County Jail
Po Box 305
Harrison, NE 69346
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (308) 668-2418
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to locate them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
To see who’s in jail at Sioux County Jail you should visit their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Sioux County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you will want to check our Nebraska county jail guide: List of all jails in Nebraska
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of Sioux County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Sioux County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Sioux County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.
In most cases, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Sioux County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.
You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sioux County
Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, 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
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- First, must answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? What was your treatment like? Do you have any things that will help other people to get through jail intake?
Speak Your Mind
When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.
The inmate have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (308) 668-2418
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
The mailing address for Sioux County Jail is:
Sioux County Jail
Po Box 305
Harrison, NE 69346
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Sioux County Jail
Po Box 305
Harrison, NE 69346
The mail policy at Sioux County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on this, click here: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?
Sioux County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges associated with 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 may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do this, you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Sioux County court website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Sioux County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the street address, but rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Sioux County Courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find if they has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sioux County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Sioux County Jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending money to someone in jail at Sioux County Jail is always changing, so double check the the Sioux County Jail website when you send any money.
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 Sioux County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sioux 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 Sioux County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?
If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.
Things you can put in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?
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