Blaine County Jail is located in Blaine County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Know somebody locked up in Blaine County Jail? This page tells you info about anything you might need to know about Blaine County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Blaine County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And 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 is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and tips that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Blaine County Jail
1650 Aviation Drive
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 208-788-5555
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to contact them?
Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to search who is in jail at Blaine County Jail you will have to go to their website and use the inmate search.
The Blaine County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find info for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for is at a different jail you should check our guide to other Idaho jails: List of all jails in Idaho
A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots can be seen on the Blaine County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Blaine County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Blaine County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will 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 in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.
Usually, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10% of the amount set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the Blaine County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Blaine County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
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, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding 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 at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Blaine County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official Blaine County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Blaine County Jail phone number is: 208-788-5555
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Blaine County Jail is:
Blaine County Jail
1650 Aviation Drive
Hailey, ID 83333
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Blaine County Jail
1650 Aviation Drive
Hailey, ID 83333
The inmate mail policy at Blaine County Jail can change, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Blaine County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are 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? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Blaine County court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You can access court records with the Blaine County website, or by going to the Blaine County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Blaine County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. They do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Blaine County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not get the exact address, just the address block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or 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 search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Blaine County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Blaine County, the Blaine County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Blaine County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in Blaine County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Blaine County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Blaine County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending money to inmates at Blaine County Jail could change, so visit the official website before you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Blaine County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Blaine 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Blaine County Jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say hello here, just leave a message below.
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Links and Resources
Blaine County Jail Visitation Procedures
Blaine County Jail Jail Mail Link
Blaine County Jail Inmate Search
Blaine County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Blaine County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Funds to an Inmate at Blaine County Jail
Jobs at Blaine County Jail