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Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility
605 S 10th St
Lincoln, NE 68508

402-441-7530

The Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility is the main jail in Lancaster County Nebraska. While the police in the cities and towns in Lancaster County can arrest and detain offenders, the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility is the facility that is accredited by Nebraska to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility, located at:
605 S 10th St
Lincoln, NE 68508 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 402-441-7530.

The main reason that people call 402-441-7530 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Lancaster County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Lancaster County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility has approximately 4740 bookings, with a daily average of 237 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 59.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Lancaster County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Nebraska Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Lancaster County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Nebraska Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Arrange Video Visitation with Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility Inmates

Follow these instructions to schedule and then visit an inmate using GTL.

  • Register yourself and all visitors.
  • Select Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility
  • Select your inmate.
  • Schedule your preferred time for the visit.

For all the information you need to know regarding scheduling, cost, rules, tips and guidelines of inmate visits at the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How to Bail out an Inmate in Lancaster County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Lancaster County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name and inmate number
c/o Lancaster County Intake & Detention Facility
3801 West O Street
Lincoln, NE 68528

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Lancaster County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Lancaster County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Lancaster County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Nebraska, then select Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Lancaster County.


 

How Do Inmates in Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Lancaster County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Lancaster County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Lancaster County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Lancaster County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to visit an inmate in Lancaster County Nebraska using Video Visitation or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit an inmate in Lancaster County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Lancaster County Jail Video Kiosk, you must first register with IC Solutions.
  • Once you are logged into your existing IC Solutions account or have created a new account and are logged in, you must select Register for Video and enter Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility.
  • Then select your Lancaster County Inmate.
  • Then fund your account using either a Visa, Mastercard credit or debit card.
  • Lastly, schedule a visit.
  • The cost for a remote video visit ranges from $7-10 for 20-25 minute visit. Rates are subject to change.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using IC Solutions to visit a Lancaster County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Lancaster County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Nebraska, then select Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Lancaster County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Nebraska Lancaster 237


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

605 S 10th St
Lincoln, NE 68508


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name and inmate number
c/o Lancaster County Intake & Detention Facility
3801 West O Street
Lincoln, NE 68528


EMAIL

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska?
There are 237 inmates in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska every year?
In 2021, a total of 4740 offenders were booked into the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility.

How many people work at the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska?
The Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility maintains a staff of approximately 59. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Nebraska law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 402-441-7530 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Nebraska prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility in Nebraska?
The Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility address and phone number is: 605 S 10th St
Lincoln, NE 68508. Their phone number is 402-441-7530. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility?
Call 402-441-7530 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility.

This facility, known as "Lancaster Co. Intake & Detention Facility" is also known as Lancaster County Corrections, Lancaster County Jail Intake & Detention Facility, Lancaster County Jail Intake & Detention Facility, Nebraska, Lancaster.