Nebraska Inmate Search


About Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services

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.

Basic Information

Department Name Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Location P.O. Box 94661. Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4661
Phone Number (402) 471-2654

How to Do an Inmate Search in Nebraska

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:

Who’s in Jail

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.

Jail Roster and Mugshots

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.

Sex Offender Search

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:

Types of Correctional Facilities in Nebraska

List of Correctional Facilities in Nebraska

There are 112 jails and prisons in Nebraska.
Showing 1 – 50 of 112 results
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
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