Thayer County Jail is in Thayer County, Nebraska and is the main jail for the area. Know somebody in jail at Thayer County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Thayer County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Thayer County Jail intake procedures. Thayer County court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, 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 getting locked up easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Thayer County Jail
Hebron, NE 68370
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find out where they are?
Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to find them?
To find out who’s in jail at Thayer County Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Thayer County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Nebraska
A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Thayer County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Thayer County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Thayer County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the area.
Typically, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral.
To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, for example your driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.
The Thayer County Jail phone number is: (402)768-6139
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Thayer County Jail is:
Thayer County Jail
Hebron, NE 68370
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Thayer County Jail
Hebron, NE 68370
The mail policy at Thayer County Jail changes often, so be sure to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.
For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?
Court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Thayer County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Thayer County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you should visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Thayer County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Thayer County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to 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 offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Thayer County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. 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 complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims 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 in Thayer County Jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get this information, you have to do a driving records search.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Thayer County, the Thayer County Sheriff 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
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Thayer County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so be sure to double check the the Thayer County Jail website before you send any funds.
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
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Types of Jobs at Thayer County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Thayer 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
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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