Madison County Jail is located in Madison County, Idaho and is the primary jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Madison County Jail? This page gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Madison County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Madison County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Madison County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Madison County Jail
145 East Main Street
Rexburg, ID 83440
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (208) 356-5426
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to find them?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find them?
To look up who is in jail at Madison County Jail you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.
The Madison County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you can check our Idaho county jail guide: Other County Jails in Idaho
A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of Madison County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Madison County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Madison County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.
In most cases, prisoners in the Madison County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Madison County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral.
To contact a bail bondsman click here: 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
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will allow you to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.
The Madison County Jail phone number is: (208) 356-5426
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Madison County Jail is:
Madison County Jail
145 East Main Street
Rexburg, ID 83440
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Madison County Jail
145 East Main Street
Rexburg, ID 83440
The inmate mail policy at Madison County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Madison County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?
Madison County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Madison County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Madison County magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, just query the Madison County jail website, and do a search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Madison County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. 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, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Madison County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t learn if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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 at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for 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 easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Madison County, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Madison County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 money to someone in jail changes, so be sure to visit the site before send money to someone in jail there.
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 Madison County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Madison 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.
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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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone there?
If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.
Things you could put in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Madison County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Madison County Jail Jail Mail Link
Find an inmate at Madison County Jail
Madison County Warrant Inquiry
Madison County Jail Arrests
Madison County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jobs at Madison County Jail