Caribou County Jail – Soda Springs, ID

Caribou County Jail is in Caribou County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Caribou County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Caribou County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Caribou County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Caribou County Jail
475 East 2Nd South Street
Soda Springs, ID 83276

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (208) 547-4324
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Caribou County Jail you should navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Caribou County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get the same information about anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you can look here: Idaho County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them at the Caribou County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their name, and an arrest 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 taken down from the Caribou County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. 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 are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate can 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 do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Caribou County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Caribou County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released 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 includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that could help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Caribou County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review the official 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 . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

The Caribou County Jail phone number is: (208) 547-4324

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Caribou County Jail, use this address:

Caribou County Jail
475 East 2Nd South Street
Soda Springs, ID 83276

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Caribou County Jail
475 East 2Nd South Street
Soda Springs, ID 83276


The mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Caribou County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Idaho State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

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 motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

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 in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Caribou County magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or 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

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Caribou County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind 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, and their arrest date, contact the Caribou County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Caribou County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Caribou County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Caribou County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Caribou County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat 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 Caribou 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 Caribou 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 someone in jail at Caribou County Jail could change, so it would be best to visit the site when 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Caribou County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Caribou 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 Caribou 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 a prisoner at Caribou County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Caribou County Jail Website
    Caribou County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Caribou County Jail Mugshots
    Caribou County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Caribou County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Caribou County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Caribou County Jail Inmate Search
    Caribou County Warrant Lookup
    Caribou County Jail Arrests
    Caribou County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Caribou County Jail


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