Bannock County Detention Center – Pocatello, ID

Bannock County Detention Center is in Bannock County and is the jail for the area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Bannock County Detention Center? This guide tells you all about everything related to Bannock County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Bannock County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bannock County Detention Center
5800 S. 5Th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 208-236-7123
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Bannock County Detention Center you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Bannock County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get info for anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Idaho jails: Idaho County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Bannock County Detention Center inmates can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Bannock County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Bannock County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Bannock County Detention Center. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Bannock County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Bannock County Detention Center

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a bond amount or if a judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Bannock County Detention Center phone number is: 208-236-7123

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Bannock County Detention Center:

Bannock County Detention Center
5800 S. 5Th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bannock County Detention Center
5800 S. 5Th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204


The mail policy at Bannock County Detention Center changes, so it would be best to review the official Bannock County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Bannock County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Idaho State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Idaho.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Bannock County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Bannock County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bannock County,the Bannock County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Bannock County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Bannock County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Bannock County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bannock County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bannock County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bannock County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Bannock County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Bannock County Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Bannock County Detention Center Link
    Bannock County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Bannock County Detention Center Mugshots
    Bannock County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Bannock County Detention Center Visitation
    Bannock County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Bannock County Detention Center
    Bannock County Warrant Lookup
    Bannock County Detention Center Arrests
    Bannock County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Bannock County Detention Center


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