The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database for inmates serving time in Nebraska state prisons.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional database is on their website. You can search by the inmates DCS number or by their first and last name. The database has all inmates that are either in custody, on probation, on parole, or they were former inmates.
Unlike the state of Nebraska, Nebraska city and county jails keeps their databases separate. If you are looking for an inmate in one of those jails, you will need to contact the right authorities.
|Department Name||Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services|
|Currently Incarcerated Inmates||http://dcs-inmatesearch.ne.gov/Corrections/COR_input.html|
|Location||P.O. Box 94661. Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4661|
|Phone Number||(402) 471-2654|
When an offender is housed in state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services offender search database can be found on the official Nebraska Department of Correctional Services website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The DCS number will take precedence during all searches. The DCS is a five-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DCS number by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their DCS number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DCS field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s DCS number or there are no search results for the DCS number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Nebraska jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the Nebraska inmate search are state operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever.
In the state of Nebraska, there are 10 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate in the Nebraska prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions.
As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail.
As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.
If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.
If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.
In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless an inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.
You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of Nebraska. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.
You will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.
You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the Nebraska inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the Nebraska inmate lookup county jails this database is available to the general public to use also.
The sex offender database can be found on the Nebraska State Patrol.
You can search this database by the following pieces of information:
Keep in mind that you will be able to search the database by either the offender's name or the address fields.
This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.
When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Adams County Jail||County Jail||Adams County|
|Antelope County Jail||County Jail||Antelope County|
|Arthur County Jail||County Jail||Arthur County|
|Blaine County Jail||County Jail||Blaine County|
|Boone County Jail||County Jail||Boone County|
|Banner County Jail||County Jail||Banner County|
|Brown County Jail||County Jail||Brown County|
|Box Butte County Jail||County Jail||Box Butte County|
|Boyd County Jail||County Jail||Boyd County|
|Butler County Jail||County Jail||Butler County|
|Burt County Jail||County Jail||Burt County|
|Cass County Jail||County Jail||Cass County|
|Buffalo County Jail||County Jail||Buffalo County|
|Chase County Jail||County Jail||Chase County|
|Cedar County Jail||County Jail||Cedar County|
|Cherry County Jail||County Jail||Cherry County|
|Clay County Jail||County Jail||Clay County|
|Cheyenne County Jail||County Jail||Cheyenne County|
|Colfax County Jail||County Jail||Colfax County|
|Cuming County Jail||County Jail||Cuming County|
|Dakota County Jail||County Jail||Dakota County|
|Custer County Detention Center||County Jail||Custer County|
|Dawes County Jail||County Jail||Dawes County|
|Dawson County Law Enforcement Center||County Jail||Dawson County|
|Deuel County Jail||County Jail||Deuel County|
|Dodge County Sheriff's Jail||County Jail||Dodge County|
|Douglas County Youth Center||County Jail||Douglas County|
|Dixon County Jail||County Jail||Dixon County|
|Dundy County Jail||County Jail||Dundy County|
|Fillmore County Jail||County Jail||Fillmore County|
|Franklin County Jail||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Frontier County Jail||County Jail||Frontier County|
|Furnas County Jail||County Jail||Furnas County|
|Gage County Detention Center||County Jail||Gage County|
|Garden County Jail||County Jail||Garden County|
|Garfield County Jail||County Jail||Garfield County|
|Grant County Jail||County Jail||Grant County|
|Gosper County Jail||County Jail||Gosper County|
|Greeley County Jail||County Jail||Greeley County|
|Hamilton County Jail||County Jail||Hamilton County|
|Hayes County Jail||County Jail||Hayes County|
|Harlan County Jail||County Jail||Harlan County|
|Holt County Jail||County Jail||Holt County|
|Hitchcock County Jail||County Jail||Hitchcock County|
|Hooker County Jail||County Jail||Hooker County|
|Howard County Jail||County Jail||Howard County|
|Jefferson County Jail||County Jail||Jefferson County|
|Kearney County Jail||County Jail||Kearney County|
|Johnson County Jail||County Jail||Johnson County|
|Keith County Jail||County Jail||Keith County|