2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341
The information below provides you complete instructions regarding the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention:
- Inmate Accounts and Deposits,
- Commissary Information,
- Depositing Money Online,
- Mailing Inmate Money, and
- What 'property' Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention inmates are allowed to have in jail and/or have dropped off to them.
Follow the instructions below on this page exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary, and in some cases medical and bail money, as soon as possible.
Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention staff announced today that deposits for inmates must either be made online, by telephone, by using the Kiosk in their lobby or by sending postal money orders or bank cashier checks to the following address:
2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341
Instructions on how inmate deposits can be made online or by telephone can be found by scrolling down this page.
In certain circumstances, cash may still be accepted by jail personnel during 9:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday, or when you come to the facility for visitation. Call (308) 436-7300 if you have any questions.
Complete information is listed on this page. Failure to follow instructions will result in your payment not being credited properly, or being returned to you.
Inmate Money Deposit Instructions for Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention
1. Online - Making a deposit using a verified Visa or Mastercard online, or using their Apple or Android App.
2. By phone - Dial 866.345.1884 to reach their 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers.
3. Jail Lobby Kiosk - Kiosks accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
4. Mail-in Lockbox - Friends or Family who do not have a credit or debit card can mail money orders to their secure lockbox to make deposits to an inmate’s account. Depositors use a customized form that captures all needed information. Upon receipt, they process and post the deposits to the inmate's trust fund in approximately 48 hours.
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5. Walk-in Cash Deposits - Go to any Cash Pay Today location to deposit cash to your inmate's account.
Secure Deposits - Frequently Asked Questions
Secure Deposits - Video Tutorial on How it Works
Secure Deposits - Help Pages
Customer Service Contacts:
Email: [email protected]
Online Chat - Look for 'bubble' on bottom right of the page linked here.
Inmate Care Packages
Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention may have contracted with a third party Commissary care package company that ships predetermined Care Packages of candy and snacks.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate. Call (308) 436-7300 to confirm if you don't see the information on this page.
What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?
All Jails have limits on how much money an inmate can have on the books at any one time.
They also have limits on how much you can deposit for an inmate at a time.
The standard monthly limit an inmate can spend is between $300 and $400. After signing up for Access Corrections Secure Deposits, and choosing your inmate, you will be instructed on what the maximum deposit and frequency is for your inmate and Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.
What can an Inmate Purchase through Commissary?
People who have never been to jail would be surprised by the large amount of candy, snacks, art supplies, playing cards, hygiene products and clothing that can be purchased through this jail's commissary.
The Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention Commissary Instructions and Information can be found on this page. If you need more information contact the jail by calling (308) 436-7300.
Who can Add Money to an Inmate's Account?
Anybody can contribute to an inmate's 'books' or commissary fund as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to deposit money online using a credit or debit card at Access Corrections Secure Deposits, jail inmates at Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.
WHY DOES AN INMATE NEED MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention, the jail maintains a 'bank account' for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.
Commissary funds allow inmates to purchase items such as personal hygiene products, snacks and stationery supplies from the jail store.
Inmates can use money from their account to purchase phone time credits or prepaid phone cards in order to make outside phone calls to friends and family members.
Many jails also allow an inmate to bail himself out of jail if he has the funds in his account. The bail amount is typically 10-15% of the bond amount set by the court.
Inmate accounts are also used to pay the co-payment for medication and visits to the jail's medical clinic should they become ill.
Medical Copays, Jail Fees and other Inmate Expenses
Many jails debit (charge) an inmate's commissary accounts for medical visits, any medications including over-the-counter pain reliever, jail stay fees, restitution, etc.
Taking this into consideration when deciding how much to deposit will ensure the inmate gets the amount you wanted him to have after things are deducted.
A quick call to the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention at (308) 436-7300 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.
Sometimes an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase items to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $10.00 a day on commissary items, you are most likely paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.
Some inmates, specifically those who are targeted for being weak or are in jail for rape or child molestation, are forced to relinquish their commissary to avoid regular beatings from other inmates.
If you think your inmate is being targeted for violence or having their commissary taken to avoid beatings, contact the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, most jails will intervene and have the victim placed in protective custody, away from the general population.
Put your financial needs first and the inmate's second. Don't forget, the inmate is getting three free 2,000 calorie meals a day. The food may not be of the highest quality, but the commissary food is generally much less nutritious.
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.
To receive phone calls from inmates in Scotts Bluff County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:
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.
To visit an inmate in Scotts Bluff County follow these steps:
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.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention follow these steps:
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.
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention follow these steps:
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.
How do you deposit money in the Commissary Account of a Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention inmate online?
For online deposits Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention uses a third-party service called Access Corrections. You must first register with them. A link to them can be find on the page above. After registering, you can choose this facility, Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention, then select the inmate you want to send money to, choose how much you want to send, then input a credit or debit card for payment. Your inmate will receive the money in his or her account immediately. Note that there is small fee for using this service. If you have any questions or you want to make a deposit over the phone, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.
Can you deposit money to an inmate directly at Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention?
Yes, you can deposit money directly at Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention either one of two ways: 1. There will be kiosk in the jail lobby which accepts cash, credit and debit cards. 2. You can mail a money order, made out to the inmate with his Inmate ID# number on it also, to the jail at: 2522 7th Street
P.O. Box 130
Gering, NE 69341. If you have any questions, call the jail at (308) 436-7300. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.
Does the inmate have to be a member of my family in order to send money to them?
No. Anyone, as long as there is NOT a court-ordered 'no contact order' in place, can send money to an inmate in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.
What is the maximum amount of money I can send to an inmate in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention?
The maximum deposit you can send an inmate at any one time is usually $300-400. This amount is subject to change however, so be sure to check with the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention by calling (308) 436-7300 before sending a money order to them. If you are depositing money online using Access Corrections, or using the kiosk at the jail, you will be told the monetary limits by the system at the time of the deposit. In addition, Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention will have a limit on how much the inmate can spend on commissary products in any given week. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.
How much can an inmate spend on commissary products each week?
Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention updates the amount of money an inmate can spend on commissary each week from time to time, but generally the maximum amount they can spend will never exceed $125.00 per week. The kiosk you use at the jail to deposit money, or the website of Access Corrections, will always post the maximum amount an inmate can spend each week on commissary, but for confirmation you call call the jail directly at (308) 436-7300. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.
What can an inmate in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention spend his money on?
Inmates in Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention can use the commissary money that you deposit into their accounts to purchase phone cards, stamps, stationary supplies, snacks, candy, hygiene products and certain types of clothing allowed by the jail. If the facility has extra fees for medical visits or medication, it may also be used for that. Lastly, if the inmate's judge allows 'self-bail' and the inmate has the funds, he or she can use their funds to bond themselves out of custody. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention or call the facility at (308) 436-7300.
Can I make a deposit into a Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention inmate's account anywhere else besides online or using the kiosk at the jail?
Yes. You can also make a deposit to an inmate's account who is incarcerated in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention at the following walk-in cash payment companies: Cash Pay Today, Ace Cash Express and Western Union. In addition you can make a deposit using a credit or debit card over the phone by calling Access Corrections at 866-345-1884. Learn more about how and where to send money to an inmate in the Scotts Bluff County Jail & Detention.