Gooding County Jail – Gooding, ID

Gooding County Jail is located in Gooding County, Idaho and is the main correctional facility for the region. Do you know somebody at Gooding County Jail? This site tells you information about anything you might want to know about Gooding County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Gooding County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gooding County Jail
624 Main Street
Gooding, ID 83330

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (208) 934-4421
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Gooding County Jail you have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Gooding County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Idaho


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Gooding County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Gooding County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s very simple to do. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Gooding County Jail phone number is: (208) 934-4421

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Gooding County Jail is:

Gooding County Jail
624 Main Street
Gooding, ID 83330

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gooding County Jail
624 Main Street
Gooding, ID 83330


The Gooding County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the the Gooding County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Gooding County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Gooding County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

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

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Gooding County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their 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, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Gooding County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Gooding County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you will not be able to see the exact address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Gooding County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Gooding 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 being incarcerated in Gooding County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Gooding 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 Gooding 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 Gooding County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to check the site before you send any funds.

    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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gooding County Jail

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

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

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Gooding County Jail Website
    Gooding County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Gooding County Jail Mugshots
    Gooding County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Gooding County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Gooding County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Gooding County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Gooding County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Gooding County Jail Arrests
    Gooding County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Gooding County Jail


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