Nebraska State Penitentiary

Looking for somebody incarcerated at Nebraska State Penitentiary? Nebraska State Penitentiary is a prison in the state prison system in Nebraska. This page will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Nebraska State Penitentiary,like: Find an inmate at Nebraska State Penitentiary. Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Nebraska State Penitentiary
Year Opened: 1869
State: Nebraska
County: Lancaster County
DOC: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Security Level: Maximum, Medium and Minimum
Warden Name: Diane Sabatka-Rine,

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Nebraska State Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone at Nebraska State Penitentiary, and use the street address if you want to know the location of Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page before you send something to a prisoner so that you correctly address the item, and use the correct procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate protocol, it might not get to the inmate.

Nebraska State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2500
Lincoln NE, 68542-2500

Street Address / Prison location


Nebraska State Penitentiary
4201 So. 14th Street
Lincoln NE, 68502

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page before you visit an inmate at Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Nebraska State Penitentiary
4201 So. 14th Street
Lincoln NE, 68502


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Phone Number

Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call an inmate, but, there are times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Nebraska State Penitentiary prisoners may be able to make phone calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to inmates, but there are some times when it may be necessary to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

This email address is the main email address for the facility. You can’t reach prisoners using this address. If you want to find out how to email an inmate, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Nebraska State Penitentiary you must use an exact process to ensure that the email letter is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Nebraska State Penitentiary employees do open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the format for how you must address a letter to a state prison inmate at Nebraska State Penitentiary:

Nebraska State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2500
Lincoln NE, 68542-2500

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which serves to provide prisoners a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying items not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money through the mail and have to send it to the address below and follow the rules written below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid inmate info provided the envelope has a return address. Personal checks and cash will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various prison facilities throughout the Nebraska prison system, so you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to find an Nebraska State Penitentiary prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Nebraska state prisons: Nebraska State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Nebraska State Penitentiary, make sure you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these rules change regularly. The procedures discussed here may be changed since this was written, so make sure to also check Nebraska State Penitentiary’s site to get the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check the actual correctional facility website because this info is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Nebraska State Penitentiary records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Nebraska State Penitentiary death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about Nebraska parole procedures to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about getting released from Nebraska State Penitentiary will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about life at Nebraska State Penitentiary to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A Nebraska State Penitentiary news section coming soon.


A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Nebraska State Penitentiary
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Nebraska State Penitentiary.

If you have any photos of Nebraska State Penitentiary that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

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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Family Resources

More information about resources for family members of inmates at Nebraska State Penitentiary to be added later.


A section with the history of Nebraska State Penitentiary will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Nebraska State Prisons: Nebraska State Prisons

Nebraska State Penitentiary Links

The official website:

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Nebraska State Penitentiary

Have you ever been incarcerated in Nebraska State Penitentiary? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Nebraska State Penitentiary?

If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Nebraska State Penitentiary, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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