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:

Effective May 3, 2014 Scotts Bluff County Detention Center will no longer offer evening visits.

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 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday excluding Weekends and Holidays. Money must be in the form of cash or money order only. Personal checks or third party checks, etc. will NOT be accepted.

Money can be sent to detainees through the U.S Mail by sending a money order. Please do not send "CASH" in the mail.

Alternative methods for sending money:

MoneyGram - MoneyGram Website.
1 800 moneygram
MoneyGram is available at these locations and thousands of others nationwide:
Walmart - CVS/pharmacy
Just visit a MoneyGram agent location and provide the following:
Company Name: SSC Inmate Funding
Receive Code: 7950
Facility Code: BFF
Inmate's Name:
Inmate Number:

Phone Calls

Legacy Inmate Communications provides telecommunication services to the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center. Legacy Phone System Website.

  • Detainees are allowed out-going calls between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Family Members and Friends must set up a prepaid account through Legacy for detainee phone calls.

Set up a Friends and Family Prepaid Phone Service.


  • 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: 2014.04.28 - 12:00 MDT