Otoe County Jail Inmates

Otoe County Jail
1021 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410

402-873-9569

To search for an inmate in the Otoe County Jail, find out their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits or even view their mugshot, go to the official Inmate Search Jail Roster, or call the jail at 402-873-9569 for the information you are looking for.

The Otoe County Jail typically maintains an average of 20 inmates in custody on any given day, with a yearly turnover of approximately 400 offenders, meaning that every year the jail arrests and releases that many people.

Mugshots and personal details about the inmates are for informational purposes only and should never be used for any commercial use or to cause harm to them or their families. Unless an offender has already been found guilty in court, they should be considered innocent. 

The Otoe County Jail is open 24 hours a day, however if you want to visit the facility for any reason, you should always call 402-873-9569 ahead of time to find out the best time to get your problem resolved. 

The physical address is:
1021 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410

If you wish to visit an inmate, first check the schedule to find out the visitation times and the rules for visiting your inmate. If you are on probation or parole, or you have recently been released from the jail, it is unlikely that your visit will be allowed. If you have any outstanding warrants, don’t even think about coming to the Otoe County Jail, as you will be arrested.

You can send mail to inmates in Otoe County but you need follow their guidelines carefully if you want your friend or loved one to get your correspondence. Go here to learn what mail is allowed and how to send it, otherwise they won't receive it.

If you want to send an inmate money so they can self-bail, or purchase commissary or phone cards, go here to find out where and how to send it. If you want to know more about the Otoe County Jail's commissary policy, go here.

If you want to set up an account so that your incarcerated friend or loved one can phone you, email you or text you, set up an account by going to this page for phoning, or this page for digital communication.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Otoe County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Otoe County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Otoe County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Both Schedule a Visit and Have Remote Video Visitation with an Inmate incarcerated in Otoe 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 Otoe County Jail 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 Otoe County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Otoe County Jail 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 Otoe 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 Otoe 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 Otoe 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 Otoe County Jail, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Otoe 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 Otoe 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 Otoe County

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


 

How to Purchase Commissary for an Inmate in Otoe County Jail

To purchase commissary for an inmate in Otoe County follow these instructions:

  • Go to Tiger Services Online.
  • Choose Nebraska.
  • Select Otoe County Jail.
  • Click on 'Order Commissary'.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Enter your billing information.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for Otoe County Jail to complete your transaction.

For more detailed information on Ordering Commissary, Depositing Money, Setting up Phone & Visitation Accounts; costs, fees, restrictions, rules and more with Tiger Commissary Services, check out our Commissary Page.


 

Using the Commissary Service to Find an Inmate

Free and Simple ‘Inmate Search’ Hack for Otoe County Jail

Otoe County Jail either:

  • Does NOT have their own Inmate Search feature,
  • They have an Inmate Search page, but it is not functioning.

Because Otoe County Jail contracts with Tiger Commissary Online Services, you can use Tiger’s App to look up an Inmate in this jail.

  • Using this App is FREE and does not commit you to Sending Money or Purchasing Commissary.
  • All it will do is help you confirm that the inmate you are searching for is in the jail. There are no mugshots, criminal charges or any other information.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1 - Clicking here will take you to a page where you choose the State. Click on the State where the jail is located.
Step 2 - Next Click on the County.
Step 3 - Next Click on either ‘Web Deposits’ or ‘Order Commissary’.
Step 4 - Next, In the box provided, type in the first letter of the inmate’s last name. (Example: If the Inmate’s last name is Jones, enter the letter ‘J’ and then click ‘Search’).
Step 5 - Next, Review the Otoe County Jail Inmate's Names that are listed.

Communication With and Sending Money to Inmates in Otoe County

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with various companies to provide and manage inmate servives for them and the inmates in their facilities.

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 Otoe County Jail, 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.

The upside of all of this is the ease of which you can do all of this without ever having to physically go to the jail.  The downside is that every word you exchange is now on file with law enforcement and could someday be used against you or your inmate if anyhing you do or say can be harmful to their pending case.

Regardless, as Otoe County Jail 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. But always be very careful about what you say and do. 

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. 

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Otoe County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Otoe County Jail, or at the very least in Otoe County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Otoe County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 402-873-9569 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Otoe County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Nebraska or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in the county detention center where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Otoe County Jail, call 402-873-9569 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at this facility until transport to a Nebraska State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Otoe County Jail.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Nebraska

State Inmates

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Nebraska. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmates

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you search for an inmate that is in the Otoe County Jail in Nebraska?
To search for an inmate in the Otoe County Jail in Nebraska, use our JailExchange Inmate Search feature found on this page. Type in the person's name and click 'search'. If you are still unable to find the inmate you are seeking, call the jail at 402-873-9569. Within the Inmate Search Jail Listing you will find details such as their bond amount, criminal charges and mugshots, when available. If they have been sentenced, you will also be able to view their release date. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Otoe County Jail.

How do you find an inmate's ID Number in Otoe County Jail in Nebraska?
Inmate ID numbers, also known as Booking numbers, Book numbers or Case numbers are found next to their name in the Otoe County Jail Inmate Search feature of this page. The jail will require this when mailing the inmate a letter or adding money to their commissary or phone accounts. If you can't find the inmate or their ID number, call the jail at 402-873-9569 for this information. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Otoe County Jail.

Where do you find the information for visiting an inmate, writing an inmate, receiving phone calls from an inmate, sending an inmate money or purchasing commissary for an inmate in Otoe County Jail in Nebraska?
Otoe County Jail uses the services of several third party companies for most of these services, while some they handle internally with jail staff. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Otoe County Jail, visit an inmate and find the inmate visitation schedules, send money to an inmate and get directions for purchasing commissary items, and learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Otoe County Jail, review the letter writing rules and regulations, and how to address your envelopes to them. So begin by learning more about how to search for an inmate in the Otoe County Jail. From there you can arrange a visit, send money, help them set up a phone account and help get them commissary. If you still have questions and can't find an answer on JailExchange, call 402-873-9569 for information.