Shoshone County Jail is located in Shoshone County, Idaho and is the correctional facility for that area. Know someone in Shoshone County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Shoshone County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Shoshone County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
Shoshone County Jail
717 Bank St.
Wallace, ID 83873
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?
Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Shoshone County Jail you need to click on their link and do an inmate search.
The Shoshone County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member could possibly be in another jail you should check the other Idaho county jails in our Idaho County Jail Guide: Idaho Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Shoshone County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Shoshone County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.
In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Shoshone County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.
The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Shoshone County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 208-556-1114
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Shoshone County Jail:
Shoshone County Jail
717 Bank St.
Wallace, ID 83873
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Shoshone County Jail
717 Bank St.
Wallace, ID 83873
The Shoshone County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Shoshone County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about this, read our guide: Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?
All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are held at Shoshone County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and 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, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Shoshone County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Shoshone County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, rather the block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their drivers license or 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 Drivers 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Shoshone County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Shoshone County Jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Shoshone 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 Shoshone County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending funds to inmates at Shoshone County Jail changes, so it would be best to review the official website before you send funds to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Shoshone County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Shoshone 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.
Tell Your Story
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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?
If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
Speak Your Mind
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Shoshone County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Shoshone County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Find an inmate at Shoshone County Jail
Shoshone County Warrant Lookup
Shoshone County Jail Arrest Lookup
Shoshone County Jail Send Money Procedure
Shoshone County Jail Jobs