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. The state also has 410 young adults in detention centers. Almost 46% of NE inmates are Black, with another 33% American Indian, 16% Hispanic and the small remainder White. Along with those in prison, the state is responsible for another 13,489 people on probation and 1,088 inmates on parole.

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 state 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 Perform Nebraska Inmate Lookup

The state offers a variety of Nebraska Inmate 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 conduct Nebraska prison inmate search online for a more complete report of their entire criminal history with mug shots, sex offenses and more.

Creating Public Jail Records

The state 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. They can be accessed via add Nebraska jail inmate search online. Being able to see the whole picture is critical to the success of reducing recidivism.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Nebraska Imprisonment Rate
Nebraska Imprisonment Rate: 283
Prison Population
Prison Population: 5,235
Probation Population
Probation Population: 12,626
Parole Population
Parole Population: 1,050
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 8.4:1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 1.8:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 225
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 17,564 (1.23%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 3,540 (5.60%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 341

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.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Nebraska

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Nebraska

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

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

Increased by

Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 0
Discretionary: 1,320
Reinstatement: 211
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 6
Unknown or not reported: 0

Nebraska Prisons

The state 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 a total of $35,950 per inmate for a year. Based on one hundred residents, the state has a violent crime rate of 291, a property crime rate of 2,263 and an incarceration rate of 274.