Canyon County Jail – Caldwell, ID

Canyon County Jail is in Canyon County, ID and is the correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Canyon County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Canyon County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Canyon County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give info you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Canyon County Jail
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (208) 454-7510
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who is in jail at Canyon County Jail you need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Canyon County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information on anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Other Jails in Idaho


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Canyon County Jail prisoners are online, or you can see them at the Canyon County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Canyon County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners at Canyon County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to 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 how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Canyon County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Canyon County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Canyon County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that might help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Canyon County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Canyon County Jail phone number is: (208) 454-7510

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Canyon County Jail is:

Canyon County Jail
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Canyon County Jail
1115 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605


The inmate mail policy at Canyon County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Canyon County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Idaho State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Idaho.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Canyon County website, or by going to the Canyon County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. They do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember that you should request to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • 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 think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Canyon County court website or you can call the court 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 if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Canyon County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these listings online, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Canyon County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Canyon County,the Canyon County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Canyon County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Canyon County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Canyon 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 Canyon 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Canyon County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to check the official website when send money to someone in jail 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Canyon County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Canyon 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 Canyon County Jail

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Canyon County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Canyon County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Canyon County Jail Website
    Canyon County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Canyon County Jail Mugshots
    Canyon County Jail Bail Link

    Canyon County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Canyon County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Canyon County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Canyon County Warrant Inquiry
    Canyon County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Canyon County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Canyon County Jail Jobs


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