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Bonneville County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: December 25, 2019
Address
900 Environmental Wy, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Beds
533
County
Bonneville
County - medium
Phone
208-529-1315
Fax
208-529-1297
Email
pwilde@co.bonneville.id.us
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Bonneville County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 208-529-1315

The Bonneville County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 900 Environmental Wy in Idaho Falls, ID. This county jail is operated locally by the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Bonneville County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Idaho Falls Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Bonneville County Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Bonneville County Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Idaho. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Bonneville County Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 208-529-1315.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Bonneville County Jail - Visitation

Onsite and remote video visitation are available. In order to schedule an onsite or remote video visitation, you must have a video visitation account, which requires you to be Telmate Verified. You can create an account at the Telmate Kiosk, which is located in the lobby of the jail, or online at www.gettingout.com.

Once your account is set up you will be scheduling your visits in advance through the Telmate Kiosk or Online. Please try to schedule visits at least 24 hours in advance to give the resident time to accept the visit.

Video Visiting Rules

  • Wearing clothing with messages, holding up signs, displaying nudity, or behaving sexually, is prohibited.

  • Three-way calls are not allowed. You may not talk on a phone while visiting with your friend or loved one.
  • You may assemble multiple friends and family members to take part in a remote video call.
  • Calls can be terminated at any time for inappropriate use.
  • Video Visitation privileges can be suspended.
  • If you are late for your scheduled visit it will affect the length of your visit.
  • You must cancel a scheduled visit 24 hours in advance to receive credit.
  • Remote visitation requires a laptop or PC that must have:
  • Webcam and a Microphone. You may test your camera and microphone at www.testwebcam.com
  • One of the following Internet Browsers: Internet Explorer 7, 8, or 9; Firefox 7, 8, or 9; Safari 4 or 5. Google Chrome is NOT supported.
  • The current version of Adobe Flash. If you are not sure what Adobe Flash version you have, go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and update to the most current version for free.
  • High-Speed Internet connection. You should use DSL or cable. Dial-up and satellite are not supported. You may test your connection speed at www.speedtest.net
  • For customer support call Telmate at 1-866-516-0115, option 4

Local Visitation (At the Facility) - You will be conducting your visits over one of the Telmate stations located in the lobby of the facility. All visits must be scheduled in advance through the kiosk or online. You must show up at the facility at the time of the scheduled visit.

The one (1) free 30-minute local visit can be scheduled by the resident of the facility or by family or friends. A visitor may suggest using this free visit, but it must be accepted by the resident before the scheduled visit.

  • The visitor will be conducting their visits over one of the Telemate Stations located in the lobby.
  • All visits must be scheduled in advance through the lobby kiosk or oneline.
  • The visitor must show up at the facility at the scheduled visitation time.
  • Two (2) person limit per booth
  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under age 18.
  • Minor children under the age of 12 must be accompanied and continually supervised by a parent or legal guardian.
  • No food or drinks in booths.
  • Personal property must be secured prior to visiting, either
    • Secure personal property in vehicle;
    • Secure personal property in the lobby locker.
  • Visits may be monitored.
  • Visits may be restricted by the Shift Supervisor if:
    • The visitor fails to abide by the visiting rules or comply with the directions of officers;
    • The visitor represents a clear and present danger to the safety or security of the facility;
    • The visitor has a past history of disruptive conduct;
    • The visitor appears to be under the influence;
    • The inmate refuses the visitor;
    • The inmate is under disciplinary sanction.

Special Visits - Special visits may be approved for those persons traveling farther than 60 miles or other extenuating circumstances. The Shift Supervisor or Classification Officer may authorize special visits. Once the special visit is approved you will be required to register through the Telmate system and visit via Telmate onsite.

Notice to all Visitors. - Idaho Code 18-7018 (Injuring Jails) Every person who willfully and intentionally breaks down, pulls down or otherwise destroys or injures any public Jail or other public place of confinement, is punishable by fine not exceeding $10,000.00 and by imprisonment in the State Prison not exceeding 5 years.

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