Bonneville County Jail – Idaho Falls, ID

Bonneville County Jail is in Bonneville County, Idaho and is the primary jail for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Bonneville County Jail? This guide gives you about anything you might need to know about Bonneville County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bonneville County Jail
900 Environmental Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 208-529-1315
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Bonneville County Jail you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Bonneville County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another county jail you can check our guide to other Idaho jails: List of all jails in Idaho


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can go in person to the Bonneville County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Bonneville County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate at Bonneville County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through 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.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Bonneville County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Bonneville County Jail phone number is: 208-529-1315

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Bonneville County Jail:

Bonneville County Jail
900 Environmental Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bonneville County Jail
900 Environmental Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83401


The inmate mail policy at Bonneville County Jail changes often, so double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Bonneville County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Idaho State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file with a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You can access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, just access the Bonneville County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Bonneville County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the address block that 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 any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the Bonneville County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bonneville County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Bonneville 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 Bonneville County Jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Bonneville County Jail, 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 Bonneville County Jail 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 always changing, so be sure to review the site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Bonneville County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bonneville County Jail, 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 Bonneville County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Bonneville County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Bonneville County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Bonneville County Jail Website
    Bonneville County Jail Inmate Search
    View Bonneville County Jail Mugshots
    Bonneville County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Bonneville County Jail Visitation
    Bonneville County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Bonneville County Jail Inmate Search
    Bonneville County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Bonneville County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Bonneville County Jail
    Bonneville County Jail Employment


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