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Merrick County Jail, NE Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: March 1, 2024
1821 16th Avenue, Central City, NE, 68826

Merrick County Jail inmate locator: Bond, Inmate List, Last Name, FileNo, Fine/Crt Costs, Release Date, Age, Arrests, Court Type, Warrant #, Charges, Who's in jail, Charges, Bookings, Mugshots, Booking Date.

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Merrick County Jail is a prison facility located in the city of Central City, Nebraska, serving Merrick County and surrounding areas.

The following is the address and phone number for Merrick County Jail:

1821 16th Avenue, Central City, NE, 68826
P: 308-946-2345

From this article, you will learn about how to communicate with an inmate through phone or mail, how to send money to an inmate, and how to visit an inmate in Merrick County Jail.

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Merrick County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Merrick County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 1821 16th Avenue, Central City, NE, 68826
Contact Numbers 308-946-2345
City Central City
Postal Code 68826
State Nebraska
County Merrick County
Jail Webpage website

Merrick County Sheriffs Office

Address 1821 16th Avenue, Central, Nebraska, 68826
Phone 308-946-2345
Fax 308-946-2444

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Inmate Search

To find someone who is serving time, you can do a Merrick County Jail inmate search here: Merrick County Jail log. You can search the roster, or you can simply do an inmate search of the inmate’s first and last name.

When you click on an inmate’s name, you will see the following information:

  • Their mugshot
  • Their full name
  • Their booking number
  • Their date of birth
  • Their height/weight
  • Their eye color/hair color
  • Their arrest date
  • Their charges
  • Their bond amount (if applicable)

It is important to note that this database contains public record information on inmates in the custody of the Merrick County Sheriff. The information contained in the website is updated regularly; however, the information found may not reflect a person’s actual current location or other information which is subject to change.

Sending a Mail

All mail should be addressed to the inmate at

1821 16th Avenue, Central City, NE, 68826.

Guidelines for Sending Inmate Mail:

  • All mail must be properly addressed with identification information to clearly identify the inmate in custody.
  • Inmates housed in the Merrick County Jail are prohibited from writing to each other. Letters containing inmate to inmate mail will be returned to the sender.
  • Mail with extra markings or drawings on the envelope, other than sender and recipient names/addresses, will be returned to sender.
  • Cashiers checks, cash and money orders are not accepted through the mail. Mail containing these items will be returned to sender.
  • Privileged mail (legal mail) must have official markings on the outside of the envelope and will be opened in the presence of the inmate and checked for contraband but will not be censored.
  • Publications in paperback form (books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters) are allowed if they are mailed directly from the publisher and they do not include nudity/partial nudity, sexually explicit content, or obscenity.
  • Packages mailed to inmates will not be accepted, but will be returned to sender unopened.
  • All non-privileged mail will be opened and checked for contraband prior to delivery to inmate.
  • Items that are impossible to inspect without destruction will be returned to sender (glued items, greeting cards).

Sending Money

Money may be placed on an inmate’s account by placing cash or credit bank debit card into the kiosk located in the lobby of the Merrick County Jail. Kiosks will be available 24 hours a day, and the funds are immediately available for use by the inmate.

Money may also be placed onto an inmate’s account by going online to and using a bank debit card or credit card. Commissary for inmates may be purchased as well from this website.

Personal clothing, such as socks and underwear are available to the inmate for purchase from the commissary and may not be brought in for an inmate.

Phone Calls

All out-going telephone calls will be made collect. Inmates at Merrick County Jail may not accept incoming calls.

A supervisor at the jail will take emergency incoming telephone calls for inmates. If an emergency is determined to exist, the inmate will be informed and will return the telephone call collect to the caller.

If a member of the inmate’s family passes away, the facility chaplain will make the notification to the inmate.

Visiting Rules

Visitation at Merrick County Jail may be on-site or remote.

Each inmate is allowed one hour of free on-site visitation per week. Additional on-site visits can occur, but will be charged at the same rate as remote visitation.

All visits will be video visits and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. The first time a remote visitation user registers, they must be approved by Detention staff. This is only done Monday – Friday.

An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Visitors must produce a valid government issued ID such as: Driver’s License, state ID card, passport or Military ID.

Children twelve years of age or older must show a school ID or birth certificate.

If a visitor is disruptive or not properly dressed, visitation may be stopped or refused.

Visits cannot be scheduled during shift changes or meal times.

In order to maintain security, prevent the introduction of contraband and to prevent the unauthorized recording of conversations in professional visitation, equipment such as tape recorders, cameras, laptop computers, etc. are prohibited except as authorized.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Merrick County Prison Statistics

Merrick County Prison Population By Race

Other Prison Population 4
Asian Prison Population -
Black Prison Population -
Native Prison Population -
Latino Prison Population -
White Prison Population 14

Merrick County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 9
Male Pretrial Jail Population 2
Female Pretrial Jail Population -

Merrick County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 193
Male Jail Population 8
Total Jail Population 7
Female Jail Population 1

Merrick County Prison Population

Total Prison Population 18
Male Prison Population 18
Female Prison Population -

Nebraska Jail & Prison Phone Call Rates

In-State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.06
Out of State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.06

Merrick County Jail Admissions By Race

Latino Jail Population -
Native Jail Population 1
Black Jail Population -
White Jail Population 9
Asian Jail Population -

Merrick County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for ICE -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -

Merrick County Prison Admissions

Black Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions -
Total Prison Admissions 7
Female Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions 6
Native Prison Admissions -
Asian Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
Other Prison Admissions 1

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