Platte County Detention Facility

Platte County Detention Facility, NE Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: March 28, 2022
Postal Code
Platte County
Phone Number
1125 East 17th Street, Columbus, NE, 68601

About Platte County Detention Facility

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Located in Columbus, Nebraska, Platte County Detention Facility is a medium-security detention center that is operated locally by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office. This facility holds inmates who are awaiting trial or sentencing or who have been sentenced to one year or less. Platte County Detention Facility can hold up to 144 inmates at a time.

The mission of Platte County Detention Facility to “provide a safe and secure institution that conforms to Nebraska Revised Statutes for the incarceration of the pre-adjudicated and sentenced offenders as mandated by the courts.”

The facility maintains an institutional climate so that every inmate may complete his/her incarceration with a maximum chance to adequately maintain a successful community adjustment following release.

The Platte County Detention Facility knows how important programs are for inmates. Programs for inmates include Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Thursday evenings, a Jail Ministry on Tuesday evenings, and Gideons on Monday nights.

Platte County Sheriffs Office

2610 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska, 68601

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

All inmates of the Platte County Detention Facility may send and receive letters through the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed as follows:

Inmate Name
C/O Platte County Detention Facility
1125 East 17th Street, Columbus, NE, 68601

All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband, monies and prohibited publications.

Pictures may not be larger than 4x6 inches. Polaroid pictures are not allowed. Pictures of this type will be placed in the inmate’s property and held until the inmate is released or will be returned to the sender.

Sending Money

You can send an inmate money to one of three ways: through the mail, in the Kiosk in the jail lobby, or online through Access Corrections.

Money sent to an inmate must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order. (No personal checks or cash).

Cash may, however, be deposited in the Kiosk 24 hours a day, located in the lobby of the jail, although there is a fee for this service, and ID is required.

Platte County Detention Facility uses Access Corrections for inmate deposits as well. Check out the website, Access Corrections and learn how to send money to an inmate.

Phone calls

Platte County Detention Facility uses Securus phone services for inmates and family and friends of inmates. Check out the website or call 402-563-4274 for more information on how to set up an account.


Visitation at Platte County Detention Facility is a privilege, not a right. If you want to visit an inmate at this facility, please see the following guidelines:

  • Visitation time is on Saturdays and Sundays only.

  • Inmates are allowed three half-hour visits per weekend.

  • Visitors must sign up for visits in half-hour increments.

  • Visitors must sign up at least 20 minutes prior to the visiting session they wish to attend.

  • Inmates classified as maximum security can only visit during the last half hour of each time block.

At booking, each inmate receives a form to fill out the name of six people the inmate wishes to visit at the jail.

Inmates need to print each person’s name, address, and date of birth (if known) and submit the list to jail staff. The inmate may change the people on the visiting list only on the first of each month, using a request slip.

To learn about video visitation, check out this link.

Visiting Hours

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
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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