Franklin County Jail – Preston, ID

Franklin County Jail is in Franklin County, Idaho and is the main jail for that area. Are you looking for someone locked up at Franklin County Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might want to know about Franklin County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Franklin County Jail
39 W Oneida Street
Preston, ID 83263

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 208-852-1234
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Franklin County Jail you need to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Franklin County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should check our guide to other Idaho jails: Idaho County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Franklin County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Franklin County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Franklin County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is 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 are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Franklin County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that could help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official Franklin County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. 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 bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 208-852-1234

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Franklin County Jail:

Franklin County Jail
39 W Oneida Street
Preston, ID 83263

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin County Jail
39 W Oneida Street
Preston, ID 83263


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in Franklin County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Franklin County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the Franklin County website, or at the Franklin County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at the Franklin County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, such as 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Franklin County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being 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 and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just visit the Franklin County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with 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. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Franklin County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee 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:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the Franklin County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Franklin County,the Franklin County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Franklin County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Franklin County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 procedure to send funds to inmates could change, so double check the official Franklin County Jail site before send funds 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 Franklin County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin 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 Franklin 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:

    • 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 Franklin County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Franklin County Jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Franklin County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • 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? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Franklin County Jail Visitation
    Franklin County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Franklin County Jail Inmate Search
    Franklin County Warrants
    Franklin County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Franklin County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Franklin County Jail Jobs


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