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Inmates may generally correspond through the mail with whomever they choose, as long as the correspondence does not jeopardize the public or facility safety or security. Incoming mail will not be delivered to inmates if it contains contraband items, stickers, stamps, or stains. Books and magazines must be sent directly from a publisher. Inmates may only purchase envelopes and stamps from commissary, these items will not be given to inmates if received through the mail.
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Inform a corrections staff member of the situation, and he or she will assist you. You may also leave a voicemail for the inmate.
The County Court Judges have instructed the Lancaster County Department of Corrections as to what charges an individual can be released on without first appearing in court, and the bond amount owed to be released.
No. Funds can be added one of following ways:
The deadline is 6 a.m. on the day of arraignment.
You can contact any of the following numbers:
Typically the bond is written in the inmate's name and the refund will be given to the inmate by the Court. The inmate may submit a written request to the court to direct the bond refund to a specific individual.
The bond can be refunded after the defendant has served the sentence, paid the fine, or the case has been dismissed.
Full cash bonds are fully refundable. In most cases the courts allow for 10% of the bond to be posted. For example; if the bond amount is $1000, only $100 is needed to post bond. In these cases, 90% of the bond is returned, or $90 in this example.
Yes, you will be required to post the entire amount of the bond.
The inmate should forward a handwritten request to the court asking that his or her bond be applied toward his or her fines.
Contact an attorney to schedule the necessary hearing before a District Court Judge. The county cannot recommend an attorney.
Transmittal of paperwork from the courts is dependant on their caseload and may take 4 hours or more. You may call the Lancaster County Department of Corrections at 402-441-1900 for information regarding the status of charges.
Release dates are calculated by the Lancaster County Department of Corrections Records Division. The release date is determined from the sentencing information provided by the court and any special orders set by the Judge.
The request must be made to the Judge, who then authorizes the Lancaster County Department of Corrections Records Department to determine what credit can be applied toward that case.
No. All fines are to be served consecutively, unless a special order is made by the sentencing judge.
You must either be arrested before 4 p.m. or the Judge must order that your sentence begin prior to 4 p.m. to receive credit for that day.
A form can be obtained from County Court or a corrections staff member. You must complete the Time Payment form and submit it to County Court for approval. County Court will return a copy of the form indicating approval or denial. If approved, the date the fine is due will be noted on the form.
You will receive $90 a day.
The Lancaster County Department of Corrections can disclose the date of release for inmates. For more specific information, you will need to contact the inmate.
Releases are processed beginning in the early afternoon. Your actual release time is dependent on workload.
Money can only be added one of 4 ways:
Depending on where they are housed, Sunday or Monday night.
Inmates must submit a money release form in order to release money from their accounts. Money releases will be processed and mailed on Thursday of each week.
Upon release, all inmates receive a debit card for the balance of their account.
It is best to contact The Lancaster County Department of Corrections at 402-441-1900 prior to bringing items for inmates to be sure they can be accepted. The following personal items are typically accepted:
You may request a work release application (PDF) from your attorney. Fill out the form completely and return it to the Lancaster County Department of Corrections Work Release Coordinator, who will forward the information to the appropriate court for consideration. Completed applications can be dropped off in the main lobby of the facility (3801 W 'O' Street, Lincoln, NE).
Contact the appropriate court or the Lancaster County Department of Corrections Work Release Coordinator at 402-441-1939.
Report to the Release Lobby at the Lancaster County Department of Corrections Adult Detention Facility (3801 W O Street) at least half an hour in advance of your sentence starting time. When you arrive, please advise Corrections staff that you have a deferred sentence.
Any violation of the departmental or work release rules can cause a termination of your work release.
Contact the Lancaster County Department of Corrections Work Release Coordinator at 402-441-1939.
Work release costs are $7 for each day you are in custody.
No. You are encouraged to pay your fines, as you are not allowed out on work release on days you are serving fines.
At least eighteen years of age; persons under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (proof required), or be able to produce proof of marriage to the inmate.
All visits will take place via video. You will need to register and schedule your visits at ICS Solutions. Sign in to schedule and manage upcoming visits with the inmate. You can select the date and time that is most convenient for you. For everything you need to know for visitation, please visit our Visitor Information page
You must be able to produce a valid county, city, state and/or federal issued, photo ID.
Visits are setup to run for 1 hour from their scheduled start time.
Yes. Each minor will count as one of the 3 visitors allowed per visiting session. Children must be closely supervised at all times. If you fail to do this you may have your visit canceled.
You should bring as few items as possible to visits due to very limited locker space available. The following items will not be allowed into the video visitation area:
Any violation of the visiting rules or any inappropriate conduct. Visiting rules are available in the lobby of the facility and on our Visitor Information page.
Inmates have daily access to phones that allow them to place collect local and long distance calls.
Minutes can be purchased in the following ways:
To leave a voicemail for an inmate you will need to complete the following steps: