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Bear Lake County Jail Information
50 North Main Street
Paris, ID 83261
Phone: (208) 945-2121
The Bear Lake County Jail is located at 50 North Main Street in Paris, ID and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about anything a person needs to know about the Bear Lake County Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Bear Lake County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find Bear Lake County court records, and much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Bear Lake County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To look up who is in jail at the Bear Lake County Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bear Lake County Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information for anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Bear Lake County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Bear Lake County Jail is made up of each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
First, you will answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, you will be issued an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will get to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Bear Lake County Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Bear Lake County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you call the facility at (208) 945-2121 before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Bear Lake County Jail you must have your name on this person’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones at Bear Lake County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Usually is not normally approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not related to the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Bear Lake County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bear Lake County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Bear Lake County Jail:
Bear Lake County Jail
50 North Main Street
Paris, ID 83261
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bear Lake County Jail
50 North Main Street
Paris, ID 83261
The Bear Lake County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bear Lake County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bear Lake County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Bear Lake County jail website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Bear Lake County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Bear Lake County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for DWI or DUI, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to Bear Lake County Jail jail inmates can change at any time, so you should double check the Bear Lake County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bear Lake County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bear Lake County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (208) 945-2121 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bear Lake County Jail store. An inmate can buy different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will most likely want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Bear Lake County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (208) 945-2121
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of all inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bear Lake County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails finding out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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