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Nebraska Inmate Search

Updated on: May 14, 2024

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The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has “a mission to keep people safe – people in the public, those who work for the agency, visitors to the prisons and those living in the prisons. This is accomplished through sound incarceration practices and daily vigilance.” The department also seeks to offer offenders opportunities for change through offering assessments, treatment, programming, and comprehensive reentry planning. (

If you are looking for an inmate in Nebraska, the NDSC is the first place to search. The NDCS offers several resources you can use so that you will find the inmate you are looking for.

Nebraska Department of Correction Offender Search

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services manages and operates all the jails and prisons in the state of Nebraska. With the NDSC inmate lookup, you can search for an inmate by first, middle, and last name, or DCS ID number.

The NDSC claims that although they aim to make sure their information is up to date and correct, there may still be errors.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine serves as a resource to find inmates serving time in Nebraska. This website contains records of all inmates who have been incarcerated from 1982 to present day. You can also do a release search for inmates who have already been released, and their records will be provided.

To find an inmate, you can either search by the inmate’s name or the inmate’s number (You will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number in order to find him or her).

It is important to note that this search gives results for inmates sent to federal prisons only. Inmates convicted of violating Federal laws are sent to Federal prisons.

Inmate Records Online Search

Through this Nebraska inmate lookup, you can find inmates, mugshots, records, and contact information for inmates through law enforcement agencies and courthouses.

To use this resource, you need to search the inmate’s first and last name, and click on “Nebraska.” Once the search is complete, you will be asked to set up a free account to view the full report on the inmate you searched for.


America’s leading victim notification network, VINELink is the online portal to VINE. This website allows you to search for inmates in Nebraska. You will need to create a free account in order to use VINELink’s services. In addition to the website, you can also contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.

Providing the most current and reliable information regarding inmate custody status changes and criminal case information, VINELink is one of the most credible ways to look up inmates. This website has recently added new user-friendly features that will benefit the community of the loved ones of inmates and anyone else wishing to use this service.

The VINE service, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year, offers information by phone, email, and text message,

Search Specific Jails in Nebraska

Another way you can search for inmates is to do a Nebraska prison inmate locator which searches specific jails and prisons in Nebraska.

Each jail has a website, and each website has a jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail by searching the jail roster. Go here to search specific jails in Nebraska, and search for the jail roster for the inmate you are looking for.

Search Prisons by Types

In addition, you can find out who’s in jail in Nebraska by doing an inmate lookup of county jails or state prisons.

County Jail

A county jail serves inmates who are awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes —These inmates usually stay in a county jail for a year or less.

State prison

A state prison is a prison operated and maintained by a state and used to confine and rehabilitate criminals. Most inmates who are sentenced to prisons are sentenced for a year or more.

When you are doing a prison inmate search, go to the inmate search page on the website and search for the inmate, using his or her first and last name. You will usually see the inmate’s name, mugshot, birthdate, charges, and other information.

Bottom Line

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services provides several useful ways to search for inmates in Nebraska. If you cannot find the inmate you are looking for on with one resource, then search another one. Using these search databases, you will surely find the inmate you are looking for.

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Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services Offender Lookup

Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services manages and operates all the state prison in Nebraska.
To search for an inmate in Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services follow the steps given below:

Navigate to inmate search page


Enter all valid data in the required fields.


Click on ‘Search’ button.

Nebraska Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
Website link
Inmate Search link
Visitor Application link
Send Money link
Phone Calls link
Address P.O. Box #94661 Lincoln, NE 68509-4661
Phone (402) 471-2654

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List of Jails and Prisons in Nebraska