Adams County Jail is in Adams County, Idaho and is the jail for this area. Know someone in Adams County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might need to know about Adams County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And more…
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|Intake & Discharge
|Visitation & Phone Calls
|Life In Jail
|Send Money to Inmate
|Photos & Video
The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others would be welcome.
Adams County Jail
201 Industrial Avenue
Council, ID 83612
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (208) 253-4227
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to locate them?
Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who is in jail at Adams County Jail you will have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Adams County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you can check our guide to other Idaho jails: Idaho County Jails
A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of Adams County Jail prisoners can be seen online, or you can view them at the Adams County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Adams County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and you can’t leave town.
Typically, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is really easy. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Adams County Jail
Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply 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 date of your release, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they find 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 on the date and time 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 allowed items when you go, for example your driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Adams County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
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 usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Phone Number: (208) 253-4227
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Adams County Jail is:
Adams County Jail
201 Industrial Avenue
Council, ID 83612
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Adams County Jail
201 Industrial Avenue
Council, ID 83612
The mail policy at Adams County Jail can change, so we suggest that you double check the official Adams County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Adams County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You have the ability 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 Adams County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To find this out just access the Adams County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get 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, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, 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 online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Adams County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- 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 facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Adams County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Adams County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Adams County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in Adams County Jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Adams 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 Adams County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send funds to people in jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site before send funds 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.
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Types of Jobs at Adams County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Adams 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 spent any time at Adams County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.
Things you could include in what you write:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Adams County Jail
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.
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Links and Resources
Adams County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Adams County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Adams County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Adams County Warrant Lookup
Adams County Jail Arrests
Send Funds to an Inmate at Adams County Jail
Adams County Jail Employment