Oneida County Jail is located in Oneida County and is the main correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for someone in jail at Oneida County Jail? This page gives you information about everything related to Oneida County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Oneida County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Oneida County court information. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.
Oneida County Jail
10 W. Court Street
Malad City, ID 83252
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is in jail and need to contact them?
Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at Oneida County Jail you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Oneida County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information on anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you should check our Idaho county jail guide: Other County Jails in Idaho
A mugshot, or booking picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Oneida County Jail inmates are online, or you can go in person to the Oneida County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Oneida County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.
Usually, inmates at Oneida County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will have to call the Oneida County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Oneida County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- You will answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will get to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge has to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you go, such as your driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Oneida County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are much 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 you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 208-766-2251
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and read by staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Oneida County Jail:
Oneida County Jail
10 W. Court Street
Malad City, ID 83252
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Oneida County Jail
10 W. Court Street
Malad City, ID 83252
The mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the official Oneida County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better.
To read more about this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Idaho State Bar and are licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the internet service, or at the Oneida County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are available at Oneida County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Oneida County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Oneida County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be registered 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 crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not be able to get the actual address, but rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, usually will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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 at the jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the Oneida County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Oneida County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Oneida County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in Oneida County Jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Oneida 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 Oneida 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 someone in jail at Oneida County Jail might change, so double check the site when you send any money.
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
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Types of Jobs at Oneida County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Oneida 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
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Tell Your Story
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Links and Resources
Oneida County Jail Visitation Procedures
Oneida County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Oneida County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Oneida County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Oneida County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Oneida County Jail Send Money Procedure
Oneida County Jail Employment