Jail and Inmate Search in Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services’ mission is to keep the communities safe and transform the lives of prisoners. Currently, there are 3,480 people in jail and another 5,343 in Nebraska prisons. Nebraska also has 410 young adults in detention centers. Almost 46% of Nebraska inmates are Black, with another 33% American Indian, 16% Hispanic and the small remainder White. Along with those in prison, Nebraska is responsible for another 13,489 people on probation and 1,088 inmates on parole.
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What are Nebraska Jail Records?
Nebraska Jail records are paper documents and forms that are filled out and filed into a computerized system for each inmate in the state. These records are kept updated frequently and cover everything from inmate visitors, court dates, and appearances, rulings, charges, sentencing, medical screenings or other things that take place in the life of an inmate. An inmate’s jail record follows them through their entire stay in Nebraska prison. Prison administrators keep the files updated and share them with all other law enforcement agencies. The sharing of information keeps everyone on the same page and helps eliminate errors.
How to Search for Inmates in Nebraska
Nebraska offers variety of public prison record search tools using only the person’s name or DOC#. Once entered you will see a simple list of inmates. From there you can click to view the details. You will see only their name, gender, race, where they are being held, sentencing dates and possible parole. You may also see the description of their crimes. You can also use an online search portal for a more complete report of their entire criminal history with mug shots, sex offenses and more.
Creating Public Jail Records
Nebraska takes great pride in changing the lives of its prisoners. Part of that success is in keeping strict jail records on each inmate that follows them all the way through the system. Things like taking part in education programs, work-release details, job training and other rehabilitation services help the prison administrators track the progress of inmates and better assess when they are ready for release. Jail records are created when the person is arrested, and every event that occurs after is entered into the online database. Being able to see the whole picture is critical to the success of reducing recidivism.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Nebraska Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of Nebraska prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 5,302, that saw a 1.3% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 8.0% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 4,878 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
|Number of Male Prisoners||Number of Female Prisoners|
|Change in Number of Male Prisoners||Change in Number of Female Prisoners|
The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Nebraska is 5,302 inmates, that is 17.7% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Nebraska was in 2014, when the number of prisoners was 5,441 inmates.
Nebraska Parole Population
Nebraska parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 1,050 people, 76 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 38 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 3.6%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in Nebraska
Parole Entries & Exits
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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|Unknown or not reported:||0|
Nebraska is highly committed to keeping their residents safe and sound. By implementing strong rehabilitation programs and supporting inmates with a variety of resources including education, skills training, and service after release, they are keeping recidivism very low in the state. Operating on a budget of $450 million with 2,400 employees, the Department of Corrections oversees 8,823 inmates in prison and jail and another 14,577 on parole or probation in the community corrections system. It costs Nebraska a total of $35,950 per inmate for a year. Based on one hundred residents, Nebraska has a violent crime rate of 291, a property crime rate of 2,263 and an incarceration rate of 274.
|Prison Name||Prison Type|
|Community Corrections Center - Lincoln||State Prison|
|Community Corrections Center - Omaha||State Prison|
|Lincoln Correctional Center||State Prison|
|Nebraska Correctional Center for Women||State Prison|
|Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility||Youth Correctional Facility|
|Nebraska Diagnostic and Evaluation Center|
|Nebraska State Penitentiary||State Prison|
|Omaha Correctional Center||State Prison|
|Tecumseh State Correctional Institution||State Prison|
|Work Ethic Camp|