Scotts Bluff County - Adult Detention Center

Detention Center

Mission Statement: 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.

Request for Proposal - Scottsbluff County Detention Center Food Service - Due June 1, 2024


Zero-Tolerance Policy:
Scotts Bluff County Detention Center (SBCDC) declares a Zero-Tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in the facility. SBCDC has policies set for all staff to follow in accordance to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), SBCDC Administration mandates to all staff, detainees, contractors, volunteers and visitors; we will not tolerate sexual abuse, misconduct or inappropriate staff/detainee relationships. Incidents of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment may be reported by calling the PREA Hotline at (308) 633-1865.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Investigations:
Agencies that conduct their own investigations into sexual abuse or harassment must do so promptly, thoroughly, and objectively. Investigators must have completed the specialized training in investigating sexual abuse in a confinement setting. In accordance to the standards, administrative investigations will be conducted by the SBCDC PREA Coordinator and/or the PREA Investigator, referrals for criminal prosecution will be forwarded by the PREA Coordinator to the Scotts Bluff Sheriff’s office as required.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and  Annual Report:

2021 Annual PREA SBC Report

Scotts Bluff County Detention Center Final Audit 2022

Scotts Bluff County Detention Center Final Audit 2019

Contact Information


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

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.for the lunch hour
Closed Weekends and Holidays


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

Sheriff Mark Overman - Interim Director

Vonnie Cotant - Program Director


Only money orders and legal mail should be addressed to this address:

Name of Detainee
C/O Scotts Bluff County Adult Detention Center
2522 7th Street
Gering, NE 69341

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

Effective February 15, 2023 - See attached for sending Personal Mail

IC Solutions Mail Update

IC Solutions Mail Update (Spanish)

Video Visitation

Video Visitation - Inmates are encouraged to keep in contact with friends and family through video visitation. Video visitation can take place off-site via almost any internet connected PC with a webcam and microphone.

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Set-up a user account and schedule visits

For those without this capability, user account set-up and scheduling visits can be done using the kiosk in the jail lobby. On-site video visits are available using the jail's video visitation equipment.


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

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


  • GED
  • Alcohol Anonymous / Narcotic Addiction
  • Church Services - non-denomination
  • Bible Study
  • Rosary
  • Life Skills Groups
  • Doves
  • Women in Sobriety
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Personal Health Education

Other Services

  • Medical Staff (Advance Correctional Health) on site 7 days a week.
  • Transportation services.
  • Summit Food Service.
  • In-house laundry service.

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.