Gem County Jail is located in Gem County, Idaho and is the main correctional facility for this county. Know someone in Gem County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything related to Gem County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Gem County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Gem County Jail
410 E. First
Emmett, ID 83617
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 incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?
Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To find out who is in jail at Gem County Jail you should go to their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Gem County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anyone processed or released in the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Idaho jails: List of all county jails in Idaho
A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Gem County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Gem County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Gem County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will 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.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.
Typically, prisoners at Gem County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that 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 need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Gem County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Gem County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you visit the official Gem County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (208)365-4484
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Gem County Jail is:
Gem County Jail
410 E. First
Emmett, ID 83617
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Gem County Jail
410 E. First
Emmett, ID 83617
The Gem County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the the Gem County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
To read more about this, click here: How to Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Idaho State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Idaho.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed during your court case. You are able to access court records with the Gem County website, or at the Gem County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Gem County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Gem County magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you should ask to have a copy of the report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the Gem County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Gem County jail website or you can 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 inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Gem County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Gem County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t find the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Gem County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Gem County Courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if they have had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gem County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Gem County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Gem County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Gem 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 Gem County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending money to Gem County Jail inmates can change, so visit the site before you send funds to an inmate there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Gem County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gem 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.
Speak Your Mind
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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?
If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.
What to include in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
Tell your story about when you did time at Gem County Jail
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to send a message to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say hello here, just leave a message below.
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Links and Resources
Gem County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Gem County Jail Jail Mail Link
Locate an inmate at Gem County Jail
Gem County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Gem County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Gem County Jail Send Money Procedure
Gem County Jail Jobs