Merrick County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Phone & Email

Merrick County Jail & Sheriff

Address:
1821 16th Ave.
Central City, NE 68826

Phone:

308 - 946-2345

Merrick County Jail & Sheriff uses CIDNET for Inmate Phone Communication

Merrick County Jail & Sheriff uses CIDNET for Inmate Phone Communication 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 does an Inmate in Merrick County Jail & Sheriff Make a Phone Call?

To make a phone call to you from Merrick County Jail & Sheriff, your inmate will phone you direct from Merrick County Jail & Sheriff.
If you haven't set yourself (and your phone number) up in the CIDNET system, the call will not go through.

Once you register yourself (and your phone number), AND prefund the account with CIDNET you will have the option of accepting, denying or blocking any phone call.
When you accept the call, you will be billed at a rate of $0.21 per minute.

Merrick County Jail & Sheriff - Emailing / Texting your Inmate

Merrick County Jail & Sheriff 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

Important Merrick County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Phone Tips

  • Many jails and prisons restrict the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.
  • Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.
  • If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.
  • Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.
  • 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.
  • Sign up with CIDNET to connect with your inmate at Merrick County Jail & Sheriff by clicking the banner below.

     

How to Both Schedule a Visit and Have Remote Video Visitation with an Inmate incarcerated in Merrick County

To register and sign up for a visitation account with CIDNET Video Visitation Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Merrick County Jail & Sheriff inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Agree to the terms.
    3. Login to your email and open the verification email sent by CIDNET. Click it.
    4. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    5. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Nebraska, then the Merrick County Jail & Sheriff, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Merrick County Jail & Sheriff will have to give final approval for you to set up a video visitation account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, special links, policies, rules, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding regular visitation and remote video visits with an inmate in Merrick County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All visits 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 CIDNET may be collecting voice prints for a database which they may be sharing with law enforcement agencies.


 

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls and Video Phone Calls from an Inmate in Merrick 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 Merrick County Jail & Sheriff 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 Merrick County Jail & Sheriff, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Merrick County Jail & Sheriff 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 Merrick 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.


 

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

To send and receive secure texts or emails from an inmate housed in Merrick 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 Merrick County Jail & Sheriff, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Merrick County Jail & Sheriff 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 Merrick County, visit our full page guide