Washington County Jail – Weiser, ID

Washington County Jail is in Washington County, Idaho and is the primary jail for this area. Do you know someone in jail at Washington County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Washington County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Washington County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Washington County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you info that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Washington County Jail
262 East Court Street
Weiser, ID 83672

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (208) 414-2124
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Washington County Jail you will need to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Washington County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info for anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Idaho jails: Other County Jails in Idaho


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Washington County Jail website, or you can view them at the Washington County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Washington County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, inmates will earn time off 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. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted 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 the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Washington County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Washington County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, for example your driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (208) 414-2124

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and read and examined by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Washington County Jail
262 East Court Street
Weiser, ID 83672

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Washington County Jail
262 East Court Street
Weiser, ID 83672


The mail policy is always changing, so be sure to visit the the Washington County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so 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?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Washington County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Washington County court magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you will have to visit the Washington County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Washington County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding or reckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Washington County Jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County Jail inmates might change, so you should review the the Washington County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Washington County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Washington 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 Washington 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:

    • 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.

    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 in Washington County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Washington County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Washington County Jail Visitation
    Washington County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Washington County Jail
    Washington County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Washington County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Washington County Jail
    Washington County Jail Jobs


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