Lewis County Jail is located in Lewis County, Idaho and is the jail for this region. Know someone at Lewis County Jail? This page tells you all about anything you might want to know about Lewis County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Lewis County Jail? How to view Lewis County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Lewis County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Lewis County Jail
510 Oak Street
Nezperce, ID 83543
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 208-937-2447
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to look up who is in jail at Lewis County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Lewis County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find info on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Idaho jails: Idaho County Jails
A mugshot, or booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Lewis County Jail inmates can be found on the Lewis County Jail website, or you can view them at the Lewis County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Lewis County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave town.
In most cases, inmates at Lewis County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its really easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- 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 will be 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 they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as an official sentencing order.
Inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Lewis County Jail phone number is: 208-937-2447
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lewis County Jail, use this address:
Lewis County Jail
510 Oak Street
Nezperce, ID 83543
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lewis County Jail
510 Oak Street
Nezperce, ID 83543
The Lewis County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Lewis County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Lewis County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
To find this out you need to go to the Lewis County jail website, and search by:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Lewis County jail website or you can 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 if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Lewis County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Lewis County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, but only the block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Lewis County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Other 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.
- 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 Lewis County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Prisoner safety
- Activities and programs
To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Lewis County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.
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The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lewis County, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Lewis County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Lewis County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Lewis 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 Lewis 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Lewis County Jail might change, so we suggest that you review the the Lewis County Jail website when 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 Lewis County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lewis 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.
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.
Speak Your Mind
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 have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Lewis County Jail?
If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.
Things you could include in the review:
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life 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
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Links and Resources
Main Lewis County Jail Website
Lewis County Jail Inmate Search
View Lewis County Jail Mugshots
Lewis County Jail Bail Amount Link
Lewis County Jail Visitation
Lewis County Jail Jail Mail Link
Locate an inmate at Lewis County Jail
Lewis County Warrant Lookup
Lewis County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Money to an Inmate at Lewis County Jail
Lewis County Jail Jobs
Speak Your Mind