Madison County Jail

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Madison County Jail Information

The Madison County Jail is a 106 bed jail in the city of Madison, Madison County, Nebraska.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 402-454-2110, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

Phone: 402-454-2110

Physical Address:
1313 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 209
Madison, NE 68748

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's first and last name
Madison County Jail
P.O. Box 209
Madison, NE 68748

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How Do You Find Someone in the Madison County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Madison County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 402-454-2110 for the information you are looking for.

Madison County Jail Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Madison County Jail, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

The Madison County Jail maintains an average of 106 offenders in custody on any given day. The Madison County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Madison County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 2,120 offenders.

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About the Madison County Jail
The Madison County Jail in Nebraska has a capacity that ranges from 70 to 120 beds, depending on the source. The facility is considered a regional minimum security jail. It has an average of 35 bookings a day and an average of 4405 bookings a year. The jail has a medical unit that is run by a doctor and nurse. All bail hearings happen at the jail. The phone number for the Madison County Sheriff's Department is 402-454-2110. Inquiries can also be made by calling the Jail Office at (402) 454-1333. Visitation schedules and rules are available on the Madison County Sheriff's Department website. Inmate mail can be addressed to: Inmate Name, Madison County Jail, PO Box 209, Madison, NE 68748. The Madison County Jail in Nebraska has specific visitation hours and rules. Here is what the search results reveal: Visitation hours: Visits must be scheduled in advance, anytime between 8:15 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Visitation appointments can be scheduled online at www.ncic.com up to 48 hours prior to the actual visit. The Madison County Jail is a 120-bed jail facility attached to the courthouse located at 1313 N. Main Street in Madison, Nebraska. Inmates are allowed one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility, and potentially no limit on the number of visits when using the home-based video visitation service. Visitation applicants in Madison County must sometimes submit to a background check. The facility is considered a regional minimum security jail with a capacity of around 70 inmates. All bonds are to be posted at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and an ATM is available in the Sheriff’s Department lobby. Madison County Jail is a county correctional facility located at 1313 North Main Street in Madison, Nebraska. It is a 120-bed jail facility attached to the courthouse. The Madison County Sheriff's Department operates the jail and is responsible for the safety and security of the inmates. The jail provides reintegration programming to male convicted criminals. Visitation hours are from 8:15 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday, and visits must be scheduled in advance. Inmate mail can be addressed to the inmate's name and sent to Madison County Jail, PO Box 209, Madison, NE 68748. All bonds are to be posted at the Madison County Sheriff's Office, and an ATM is available in the Sheriff's Department lobby. The jail is considered a regional minimum security jail with a capacity of around 70 inmates.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 402-454-2110.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Madison County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Madison County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Madison County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Madison County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Madison County and other Nebraska and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Madison County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Madison County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Madison County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Madison County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Madison County Jail uses CIDNET for Remote Video Visitation between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.





Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Madison County Jail?

Madison County Jail uses CIDNET for Remote Video Visitation between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.


Friends & Family Portal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Madison County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Madison County Jail?

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls and Video Phone Calls from an Inmate in Madison County

To register and sign up for a phone account with CIDNET Inmate Phone Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Madison County Jail inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Read the Terms of Use, then click Agree.
    3. Login to your email and open the CIDNET email.
    4. In the email, click the Complete Your Verification link.
    5. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    6. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Nebraska, then the Madison County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Madison County Jail will have to give final approval for you to set up a phone account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Madison County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Madison County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Madison County Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Madison County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Madison County Jail uses CIDNET for Digital Mail Messaging between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.



Friends & Family Portal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

How to send a text or email to an inmate in Madison County

To send and receive secure texts or emails from an inmate housed in Madison County follow these instructions:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Choose a Security PIN and Password.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Nebraska, then the Madison County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Madison County Jail will have to give final approval for you to communicate by email with your chosen inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues with Texting and Emailing an inmate in Madison County, visit our full page guide

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Madison County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Madison County Jail may now offer CIDNET Tablet Rentals to their inmates.

CIDNET is the same company that handles inmate phone systems, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here
  • Pay for the subscription.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Madison County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 402-454-2110 for further assistance.

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Madison County?

Madison Wayne Pierce Stanton Antelope Boone Platte
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