Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

The Costs OF A Jail

Prisoner Expenses Run Into Many, Many Expected And Unexpected Dollars

From the smallest to the largest, all counties in Nebraska elect a sheriff. The county sheriffs throughout Nebraska have several duties and responsibilities, with their number one responsibility law enforcement.

State statutes requires the sheriff to serve, execute and return writs or other legal process issued by a lawful authority. The sheriff shall prepare and file an annual inventory statement of county personal property in his or her custody. The sheriff has charge and custody of the jail and its prisoners, except where a county board of corrections exists and has duties over the jail. It...