Scotts Bluff County - Adult Detention Center

Mission Statement:

Detention Center
Provide our detainees, professionals and public with a safe, secure and well-managed facility. Our detainees will be treated with respect, human dignity and will be offered programs to foster reintegration to society. We will continuously strive to make a difference in the lives of those we serve as governed by the applicable standards.

Contact Information


Scotts Bluff County
Adult and Juvenile Detention Center - Map
2522 7th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open through the lunch hour
Closed Weekends and Holidays


308 436-7300 - Main
308 633-1850 - Fax

Ron Johns - Director

Patricia Miller - Assistant Director


All Letters to adult detainees should be addressed as follows:

Name of Detainee
C/O Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center
P O Box 130
Gering, NE 69341

Mail will be sent out Monday - Friday, excluding Holidays and Weekends.


Detainees are allowed (4) four 30-minute visits per week, 2-hours total. Only persons on the inmate's approved visitor list are permitted to visit. Visitors are required to complete a Visitation Approval Form   (You may fax, mail or bring in your application). Applicants are subject to a criminal background check. Visitors will be asked for a valid photo I.D. to be photocopied to accompany visiting form.

Visitation Days and Hours:

Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Saturday
Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Holidays - To Be Announced

Visitors MUST arrive at least 15-20 minutes before end time of each session to get a full 30 minute visit (pending availability).

Please be advised that unforeseen security problems may interfere with visiting causing delayed suspended or cancelled visits. This is unusual, but it does occasionally occur.

Inmate Handbook

Juvenile Handbook


Money can be put on inmate accounts 24/7. Send Money Your Way - Choose the most convenient way to send money to an incarcerated lived one.

Access - Access Corrections Website.
1 866 345-1884
Live bilingual agents available 24/7


  • GED
  • Center for Conflict Mediation
  • Alcohol Anonymous / Narcotic Addiction
  • Church Services - non-denomination
  • Bible Study
  • Rosary
  • Commissary Privileges
  • Life Skills Groups
  • Personal Health Education
  • Crochet
  • Sewing

Other Services

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Approved items that may be brought in for detainees are prescription medication or eye glasses.
  • Visitors may leave money Monday-Friday between the hours of 8a.m.-5p.m. excluding Weekends and Holidays.
  • All clothing and basic hygiene products will be provided by SBCDC.

Updated: 2015.06.22 - 9:00 MDT