Payette County Jail – Payette, ID

Payette County Jail is in Payette County, ID and is the primary jail for this region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Payette County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Payette County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Payette County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Payette County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that might help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Payette County Jail
1130 3Rd Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 642-6006
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Payette County Jail you need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Payette County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get information on anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: Idaho County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Payette County Jail inmates are on the Payette County Jail website, or you can view them at the Payette County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Payette County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. 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 removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose all of the bail 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 must call the Payette County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Payette County Jail are always changing, so check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 642-6006

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Payette County Jail:

Payette County Jail
1130 3Rd Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Payette County Jail
1130 3Rd Avenue North
Payette, ID 83661


The mail policy at Payette County Jail is always changing, so check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the Idaho State Bar Association and are 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?

Court Records

Payette County court records are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Payette County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Payette County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. They do different tasks, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Payette County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Payette County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Payette County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county 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 completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Payette County, the Payette County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Payette County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Payette County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Payette County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Payette 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 Payette County Jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Payette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Payette 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 Payette County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Payette County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Payette County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Payette County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Payette County Jail Link
    Payette County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Payette County Jail Mugshots
    Payette County Jail Bail Link

    Payette County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Payette County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Payette County Jail Inmate Search
    Payette County Warrant Lookup
    Payette County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Payette County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Payette County Jail


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