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Jail Environment

Inmates are classified and housed based on a variety of criteria with periodic reviews for safety and security reasons.  The safety and security of our inmates is a top priority.

The jail’s housing capacity for individual cell occupation is 16, of which two are holding cells.  The remaining cells are shared within four “pods”; Orange, Blue, Yellow, and Green.  The Orange and Green pods have 3, individual cells while the Blue and Yellow pods have four, individual cells.  Each pod has a common day room containing a table with four seats, a book cart, and a communal shower.  There are no televisions or internet access for the inmates.

Inmates receive religious instruction and AA from local volunteers while their medical and counseling needs are met through contracts with local providers.

Inmates have access to a small recreational room with limited exercise equipment Monday through Thursday, from 8 am to 11 am and from 1 PM to 4 PM.  There is no external recreation at Keith County Jail.

Inmates receive the North Platte Telegraph Tuesdays through Sundays and the Keith County News on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All other reading materials, such as soft cover novels, bibles, and approved magazines have been donated by the community.  Inmates are provided with writing paper and drawing paper on request.

Inmates receive three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Breakfast is a cold meal, lunch is a hot meal, and dinner is a cold meal.  Commissary for additional food items is offered on a weekly basis while commissary for personal hygiene, calling cards, and radios is offered on a daily basis.

If you have any specific questions as to the jail environment, its rules and regulations, or would like to donate materials to the jail, please don’t hesitate to call us at 308-284-4772 at any time.