Gem County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
410 East First St, Emmet, ID 83617

Gem County 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.

The phone carrier is NCIC Inmate Telephone Services, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Gem 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: 208-365-4484

The Gem County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 410 East First St Emmet, ID which is operated locally by the Gem County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Gem County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Emmet Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Inmate Commissary Account
The Jail only accepts Money Orders.
The Jail WILL NOT accept Cash, Credit Cards or Personal Checks.
Fill out the “Pay to the order of” with Inmate’s name receiving the money.
You can mail the Money Order to the jail (see Inmate Mail Requirements).
You can drop the Money Order off at the Jail lobby window.

Inmate Mail Requirements
Full Name and Address of both the Recipient (Inmate) and Sender must appear on the front of each envelope.
All incoming/outgoing mail must be in a PLAIN envelope.
Mail must be on regular lined paper or typed from a computer.
All incoming/outgoing mail that does not meet Jail requirements will be returned to the sender with a brief explanation.

Inmate Mail Restrictions
NO Homemade items glued together.
NO Internet printouts of any kind.
NO Material of a threatening, hostile or criminal nature.
NO Cash.
NO extra paper, envelopes or stamps.
Items which are sexually graphic, pornographic, violent, illegal, or dangerous will be seized.

Inmate Reading Material
The Jail does not allow any hard bound books.
The Jail does not allow magazines, internet printouts or photos printed on regular paper.
Books must be mailed directly by the publisher or book store to the Inmate.
Such items mailed to the Jail by a citizen WILL NOT be delivered.
Such items WILL NOT be delivered via “hand delivery” by Jail staff.
Items which are sexually graphic, pornographic, violent, illegal, or dangerous will be seized.

Inmate Locator

Gem 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 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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Visitation Information

Gem County Jail - Visitation

  • Visiting Days are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Visiting Hours are 8:00am to 12:00pm … 1:00PM to 5:00pm … 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Visitors must sign up in person at the Jail.
  • A valid photo ID is required.
  • Times are first come first serve.
  • Staff will not reserve times over the phone.
  • Staff will not hand deliver anything to inmates.

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