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Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention
2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341

(308) 436-7300

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

The Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention is located at:
2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling (308) 436-7300.

The main reason that people call (308) 436-7300 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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 Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Scotts Bluff County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention has approximately 4500 bookings, with a daily average of 225 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 56.

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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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.

Go to this page for other jails in Scotts Bluff County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

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 Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. 

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

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff 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 Do Inmates in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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 Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

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

To visit an inmate in Scotts Bluff County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention uses a video visitation service called IC Solutions.
  • In order to visit with your inmate online or at the Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.
  • Then select your Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Nebraska, then select Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention, 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Scotts Bluff County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Nebraska, then select Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention, 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Scotts Bluff County.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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 Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention, 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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. 

Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Nebraska Scotts Bluff 225


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

(308) 436-7300

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention in Nebraska?
There are 225 inmates in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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, Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention in Nebraska every year?
In 2021, a total of 4500 offenders were booked into the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.

How many people work at the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention in Nebraska?
The Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention maintains a staff of approximately 56. 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention in Nebraska have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention in Nebraska has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention 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 (308) 436-7300 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention in Nebraska?
The Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention address and phone number is: 2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341. Their phone number is (308) 436-7300. 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention, 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention?
Call (308) 436-7300 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. 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 Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.

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