Bonneville County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 09, 2024
900 Environmental Wy, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Bonneville Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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You can support your loved ones at Bonneville Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 208-529-1315.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Bonneville County Jail. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Bonneville Co Jail, located at 900 Environmental Wy in Idaho Falls, ID, is a secure detention center operated by the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Idaho Falls Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison because the sentences are much shorter.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. The Jail enforces this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can sometimes reduce sentences. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, there may be increased spending limits. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee. Indigent inmates are provided with all essential basic hygiene items including USPS stamps and writing materials.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Idaho. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Bonneville County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

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

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
  • 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 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
  • 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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