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Nebraska Correctional Facilities

Updated on: May 12, 2023
Department Name
Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
P.O. Box #94661 Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
Phone Number
(402) 471-2654
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates

How to find someone incarcerated in Nebraska State

Nebraska maintains records of residents locked up in different state, community, and federal detention centers. Government agencies, including local law enforcement offices, incarceration centers, and courts, have a copy of these records. Nebraska state prisoner records include but are not limited to video clips, mugshots, DNA samples, fingerprints, electronic records, and files.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has the largest database of state incarcerations. Most jails run unique inmate databases, keeping accurate records of all individuals sentenced under Nebraska state laws. To find an inmate locked in a state jail, you can visit the official sheriff's-operated inmate roster. If you don't find details of an inmate, you can try searching the Nebraska state-operated inmate database. You'll need the inmate's name and the DCS Id Number to conduct such searches.

When an inmate's name isn't available in prison databases, the easy way out is to call the jail or sheriff's office. Visiting the jail before confirming whether the person of interest is locked there may not help. The sheriff records every person imprisoned in jails within the county they manage.

Nebraska State Jails Roster

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is responsible for overseeing prison operations. The agency's duties include keeping inmate records and jail records and promoting the implementation of programs that guarantee the well-being of inmates and residents. You can find a list of all prisons in the state by checking the facility database.

The jail roster has valuable information such as the physical address of the jail, its capacity, the security level, and phone number. To make your search work easier, the jail roster provides a short description under each jail, offering in-depth information including:

Visitation hours and requirements are also outlined under each jail's name. That's to help you know when, who, and how to visit a loved one incarcerated in any detention center. Also, the information data listed under each jail is the recent news and updates. In this section, you learn about job opportunities, issued search warranties, new arrests and incarcerations, and more.

Nebraska Prison System

The Nebraska prison system is made up of 9 incarceration facilities. The majority of the prisons are state-owned and operated. One of the facilities runs as a work ethic camp, and another as an evaluation and treatment center. Out of the remaining facilities, only one is for female prisoners. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services handles the functions and operations of these jails.

Nebraska also runs several local county prisons holding prisoners serving shorter sentences or awaiting sentencing following arrests for committing crimes against the state laws. In total, all county jails hold approximately 3300 prisoners, and all of the prisoners have an inmate rooster. There are 94 county-owned and operated jails, three juvenile detention centers, and one youth correctional facility.

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is the second-biggest state agency, with around 2300 workers and over 150 job groupings. As per statistics, the incarceration rate in Nebraska stands at 601 for 100,000 people. That's quite a high incarceration percentage and, sadly, one of the highest in the United States. As it stands now, 25,000 Nebraska residents are imprisoned or facing a criminal investigation. The incarceration per race shows that Hispanics, Blacks, and American Indians/Native Americans are overrepresented in jails. The jail population is divided into 13,000 probates, 1600 state prisoners, 3300 local jail prisoners, and 5100 state jail prisoners.

Types of Correctional Facilities in Nebraska

Nebraska Prisons and Jails