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What are Nebraska Inmate Records?

The state of Nebraska maintains inmate records through various sources such as local law enforcement, the courts, other government agencies, and incarceration facilities (jails and prisons).

Nebraska inmate records may include fingerprints, mugshots, DNA samples, audio, and video clips, along with documents, files, and electronic records pertaining to offenders in the system. Typically, they all have the person’s name, date of birth, age, gender, race, and other physical details. After that, they may also include information about the offender’s crimes.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is the agency responsible for offenders and facilities. They maintain records and make it easy for the public to find some records. Others may be harder to find.

Nebraska Prison and Jail System

The Nebraska penal system consists of 10 facilities. Most are state prisons, but one is a work ethic camp. Another is an evaluation and treatment center, and one prison holds only female inmates. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is tasked with maintaining all facilities and supervising inmates. There are about 5,100 people in Nebraska prisons.

The state also has local county jails that hold pretrial inmates and those serving short sentences (less than one year). There are roughly 3,300 inmates in county jail, and some of these facilities have online rosters so that you can find someone held there.

How to Search for Inmates in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has a search tool on their website where you can find someone in state prison. You can search using the person’s name or DCS ID (ID). After that, you will see a list of results that match your search.

The results will include a list of offenders’ names, DOB, gender, race, status, and facility. You can click on any row for further details. The additional information will show you a mugshot (if available), parole date, details about their crimes, and more information about the facility.

You can also use the InfoTracer tool to quickly and easily find someone incarcerated in Nebraska. Not only will you see criminal records but also court records, marriages, divorces, sex offenses, arrests, social media profiles, and more. 

How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Nebraska

The state has contracted with JPay services so that family and friends can send money, email, photos, and E-cards to inmates. You can sign up and start communicating with your incarcerated loved one by following the link on this page.

Visitation is a privilege afforded to inmates in good standing. Family and friends can apply to get on the visitors' list. However, when visiting, they must follow all rules and observe scheduled visiting days/hours.

Inmates are allowed outgoing calls only to friends and family on their approved list. They can have as many as 30 numbers on their list. Nebraska uses the Global Tel*Link service to facilitate inmate phone calls, and you can open an account and purchase a prepaid card for your incarcerated loved one.