Jerome County Jail – Jerome, ID

Jerome County Jail is located in Jerome County, Idaho and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know somebody in jail at Jerome County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything a person needs to know about Jerome County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jerome County Jail
300 N. Lincoln
Jerome, ID 83338

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (208) 644-2770
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Jerome County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Jerome County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information for anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Idaho jails: Idaho County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Jerome County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Jerome County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Jerome County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, 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 could be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up 10% of the amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

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

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge must decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Jerome County Jail frequently change, so we suggest that you review the 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive 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 inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (208) 644-2770

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by staff, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Jerome County Jail
300 N. Lincoln
Jerome, ID 83338

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jerome County Jail
300 N. Lincoln
Jerome, ID 83338


The mail policy changes often, so be sure to visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Jerome County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Jerome County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Jerome County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to 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 you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Jerome County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Jerome County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. 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 this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? 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 feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jerome County,the Jerome County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Jerome County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Jerome County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 funds to jail inmates could change, so be sure to review the the Jerome County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jerome County Jail

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

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

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Jerome County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jerome County Jail Link
    Jerome County Jail Inmate Search
    Jerome County Jail Mugshots
    Jerome County Jail Bail Link

    Jerome County Jail Visitation
    Jerome County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Jerome County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Jerome County Warrant Inquiry
    Jerome County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Jerome County Jail
    Jerome County Jail Jobs


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