Gage County Corrections – Beatrice, NE

Gage County Corrections is located in Gage County and is the correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Gage County Corrections? This site gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Gage County Corrections: Find out who’s in jail at Gage County Corrections? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gage County Corrections
612 Lincoln St.
Beatrice, NE 68310

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Gage County Corrections you should click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Gage County Corrections Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get info about anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you can check our Nebraska county jail guide: Nebraska County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Gage County Corrections. When viewing online you need to enter the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Gage County Corrections website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may 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 will have to promise to show up for court, and until that day you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Gage County Corrections site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Gage County Corrections

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that will help other people make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Gage County Corrections visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

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 typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Gage County Corrections:

Gage County Corrections
612 Lincoln St.
Beatrice, NE 68310

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gage County Corrections
612 Lincoln St.
Beatrice, NE 68310


The inmate mail policy at Gage County Corrections is always changing, so you should visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Gage County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Gage County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at Gage County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Gage County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Gage County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gage County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Gage County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Gage County Corrections, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Gage County Corrections 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 inmates could change, so you should review the official website before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gage County Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gage County Corrections, 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 Gage County Corrections

    Requirements:

    • 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 Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Gage County Corrections?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Gage County Corrections

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to post a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Gage County Corrections


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