New Lancaster Co. Jail Offering Overnight Stay

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

jail-cellNebraskans are invited to spend the night in Lancaster County’s new jail.

Anyone can tour the jail and spend a night in a cell on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

County officials say they’re hosting the overnighters to make sure everything in the jail is functioning properly before inmates move in this summer.

Jail officials ask that each participant donates $30 to stay the night. The proceeds will go to Operation Santa Claus and the Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit that works to prevent child abuse.

The event starts at 6 p.m. each night and ends at 7 a.m. the next morning. The jail is located on 3801 W. O St. Free tours will also be available April 4-19.