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Merrick County Jail, NE Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: December 28, 2022
Merrick County Jail
1821 16th Avenue, Central City, NE, 68826

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10The Merrick County Jail is operated and managed by the Merrick County Sheriff’s Department.

The Merrick County Jail is home to inmates who have been arrested throughout the county. However, the Merrick County Jail does not only house inmates who have been arrested and are currently going through the judicial system, but they also house inmates who have already been sentenced and serving out their time.

The Merrick County Jail houses both adult male and adult female offenders. All offenders in the Merrick County Jail are over the age of 18.

Merrick County Jail — General Information

Merrick County Jail, County Jail.
1821 16th Avenue, Central City, NE, 68826

Merrick County Sheriffs Office

Address: 1821 16th Avenue, Central, Nebraska, 68826

Phone: 308-946-2345

Fax: 308-946-2444

Locating an inmate in the Merrick County Jail is no easy feat. The agency responsible for keeping records of all inmates in the Merrick County Jail is the Merrick County Sheriff’s Department.

However, unlike other sheriff’s departments, the Merrick County Sheriff’s Department does not have their inmate roster available on the web.

If you need information on an inmate who is currently sitting in the Merrick County Jail, you will need to contact the Merrick County Jail directly or you can also get in touch with the Merrick County Sheriff’s Office as well. Please have the inmate full name along with their date of birth prior to calling.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Inmates love receiving letters from their family and friends. You are permitted to send an inmate in the Merrick County Jail a letter.

You should keep in mind that all letters will be thoroughly searched prior to being given to the inmate.

Your letter should never contain any of the following:

  • Usage of Crayons

  • Added stamps, paper, or envelopes

  • Stickers

  • Drawings

  • Perfume or Cologne

  • Staples

  • Glitter

You should also put your return address on every piece of mail that you send to an inmate in the Merrick County Jail.

Sending Money

Inmates in the Merrick County Jail will need funds to purchase items from the commissary. In order to deliver funds to an inmate, you can bring a money order directly down to the Merrick County Jail lobby.

You will need to ensure on the money order you have the inmates full name on it as well.

The staff member will collect the money order from you and the funds will be deposited into the inmates account within one to three days.

If you do not live close to the Merrick County Jail, you can always send the money order in the mail.

Phone calls

If you are having withdrawals from not talking to an inmate, you will continue the waiting game. Inmates cannot receive calls and/or messages from their loved ones back home.

You will be required to wait for the inmate to contact you. Inmates will have use of the phone daily if they display good behavior and the facility is not in lockdown.

All calls coming from the Merrick County Jail will be collect calls. To ensure you will receive these collect calls, you will need to have a landline.


Visitation at the Merrick County Jail is held Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm.

All visits will be no-contact visits. You and your visitor party will not be permitted to touch the inmates. The inmate will be on the opposite side of a glass partition.

To visit an inmate, you will need to present your government-issued identification card such as a driver’s license. Juveniles under the age of 16 will always be required to be accompanied by an adult. They will not be permitted to visit an inmate alone.

Visiting Hours

7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


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