The information below provides complete instructions regarding Lancaster County Correctional Facility Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 402-441-7530 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Click here to register an account so that you can schedule visits.
Login and schedule the visit.
Arrive 30 minutes before the visit time.
Leave all belongings in your vehicle. There are limited lockers available, but they typically get taken quickly and you will have to walk back to your car to leave things if there are not any available. It is best to leave it all in the car.
Show a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Anyone over the age of 18, who registers an account and schedules a visit may visit an inmate.
NOTE: If you cannot show a valid ID at the time of the visit, your visit will be cancelled.
Children may also visit but must be accompanied by an adult who has registered an account and can show a valid ID.
The Lancaster County Correctional Facility reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Lancaster County Correctional Facility requires all visitors to register an online account prior to visiting the first time.
Visiting hours vary for the inmates and are subject to change.
When you schedule the visit you will be shown the available schedule for that inmate for that week and what time slots are still available.
One hour blocks of time are offered from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
You will receive a confirmation email.
The Lancaster County Correctional Facility staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 402-441-7530 to ask specific questions about the Lancaster County Correctional Facility Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance. No same day visits or same day changes.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 402-441-7530 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Lancaster County Correctional Facility visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Lancaster County Correctional Facility – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.