Idaho County Jail – Grangeville, ID

Idaho County Jail is located in Idaho County, ID and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up at Idaho County Jail? This page tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Idaho County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Idaho County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Idaho County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Idaho County Jail
320 West Main Street
Grangeville, ID 83530

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 208-983-1100
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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 incarcerated and need to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Idaho County Jail you should visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Idaho County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Idaho county jails in our Idaho County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Idaho


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Idaho County Jail website, or you can see them at the Idaho County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter their first and last name, and an arrest date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Idaho County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Idaho County Jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Idaho County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to is you have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any things that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, 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 have a release date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Idaho County Jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are much more expensive 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 are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 208-983-1100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to print the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Idaho County Jail is:

Idaho County Jail
320 West Main Street
Grangeville, ID 83530

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Idaho County Jail
320 West Main Street
Grangeville, ID 83530


The mail policy changes, so be sure to review the the Idaho County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Idaho County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Idaho State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Idaho County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

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 prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Idaho County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Idaho County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the precise address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t learn if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information you received correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Idaho County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Idaho County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Idaho County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 Idaho 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 Idaho 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 Idaho County Jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Idaho County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Idaho County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up at Idaho County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Idaho County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    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? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Idaho County Jail Website
    Idaho County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Idaho County Jail Mugshots
    Idaho County Jail Bail Link

    Idaho County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Idaho County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Idaho County Jail Inmate Search
    Idaho County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Idaho County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Idaho County Jail
    Jobs at Idaho County Jail


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