Boundary County Detention Facility – Bonners Ferry, ID

Boundary County Detention Facility is in Boundary County, Idaho and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up in Boundary County Detention Facility? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Boundary County Detention Facility,like: How to locate an inmate at Boundary County Detention Facility. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Boundary County Detention Facility
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (208) 267-3151
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Boundary County Detention Facility you will need to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Boundary County Detention Facility Inmate Roster is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their 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, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Idaho County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Boundary County Detention Facility. When viewing online you need to put in the person’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Boundary County Detention Facility website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different 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

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Boundary County Detention Facility. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Boundary County Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Boundary County Detention Facility

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • 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 intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the official Boundary County Detention Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Boundary County Detention Facility phone number is: (208) 267-3151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Boundary County Detention Facility is:

Boundary County Detention Facility
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boundary County Detention Facility
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805


The Boundary County Detention Facility inmate mail policy can change, so you should double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Idaho State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Boundary County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the Boundary County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Boundary County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Boundary County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to go to the Boundary County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Boundary County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you will not see the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access 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 maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to see if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Boundary County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Boundary County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Boundary County Detention Facility, 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 Boundary County Detention Facility 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 funds to inmates is likely to change, so review the official Boundary County Detention Facility 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Boundary County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boundary County Detention Facility, 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 Boundary County Detention Facility

    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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at Boundary County Detention Facility?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Boundary County Detention Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Boundary County Detention Facility Website
    Boundary County Detention Facility Inmate Search Link
    Boundary County Detention Facility Mugshots
    Boundary County Detention Facility Bail Link

    Boundary County Detention Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Boundary County Detention Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Boundary County Detention Facility
    Boundary County Detention Facility Warrant Inquiry
    Boundary County Detention Facility Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Boundary County Detention Facility
    Jobs at Boundary County Detention Facility


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