Bonner County Detention Center – Sandpoint, ID

Bonner County Detention Center is in Bonner County, ID and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Bonner County Detention Center? This guide tells you information about everything one might want to know about Bonner County Detention Center: Find an inmate at Bonner County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Bonner County Detention Center
4001 N. Boyer Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 208-263-8417
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Bonner County Detention Center you will have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Bonner County Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you should check our Idaho county jail guide: Idaho County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Bonner County Detention Center prisoners are on the Bonner County Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Bonner County Detention Center. When viewing online you have to enter the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Bonner County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners in the Bonner County Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Bonner County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, like your legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Bonner County Detention Center phone number is: 208-263-8417

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bonner County Detention Center, use this address:

Bonner County Detention Center
4001 N. Boyer Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bonner County Detention Center
4001 N. Boyer Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864


The Bonner County Detention Center mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Bonner County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Idaho State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or by going to the Bonner County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Bonner County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember 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. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Bonner County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Bonner County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Bonner County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Bonner County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bonner County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Bonner County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Bonner County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Bonner 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 Bonner 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 rules for sending money to Bonner County Detention Center inmates is always changing, so it would be best to check the official Bonner County Detention Center site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Bonner County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bonner 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 Bonner 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 at Bonner County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions in Bonner County Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Bonner County Detention Center Link
    Bonner County Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Bonner County Detention Center Mugshots
    Bonner County Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Bonner County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Bonner County Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Bonner County Detention Center Inmate Search
    Bonner County Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Bonner County Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Bonner County Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Bonner County Detention Center Employment


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