Clark County Jail is located in Clark County, ID and is the main jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Clark County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything related to Clark County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Clark County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Clark County Jail
P.O. Box 327
Dubois, ID 83423
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 208-374-5403
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at Clark County Jail you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate search.
The Clark County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you should check the other Idaho county jails in our Idaho County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Idaho
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.
Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Clark County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the legal name, and an arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Clark County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record 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.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.
In most cases, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Clark County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Clark County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First of all, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.
To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Clark County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You must answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so double-check the official Clark County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.
The Clark County Jail phone number is: 208-374-5403
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Clark County Jail is:
Clark County Jail
P.O. Box 327
Dubois, ID 83423
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Clark County Jail
P.O. Box 327
Dubois, ID 83423
The inmate mail policy at Clark County Jail changes often, so review the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.
For more detailed information on this, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Idaho State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Clark County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the Clark County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept at the Clark County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do so, you should visit the Clark County jail website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Clark County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Clark County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Clark County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Clark County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To find driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.
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The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clark County, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Clark County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Clark 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 Clark 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 funds to people in jail might change, so it would be best to check the official website before you send funds 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 Clark County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clark 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 Clark County Jail
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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?
If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.
Things you could write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell the World All About It
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Say Hello to people still locked up at Clark County Jail
Links and Resources
Clark County Jail Visitation Procedures
Clark County Jail Jail Mail Link
Find an inmate at Clark County Jail
Clark County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Clark County Jail Arrest Lookup
Clark County Jail Send Money Procedure
Clark County Jail Employment