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Custer County Jail Information
801 Main Street
Challis, ID 83226
Phone: (208) 879-2421
The Custer County Jail is located at 801 Main Street in Challis, ID and is a medium security county jail operated by the Custer County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you information about anything related to the Custer County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information, and much more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.
Custer County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find them? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to find out who’s in jail at the Custer County Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Custer County Jail Inmate List is a list of individuals who are in jail, including status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information about anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Custer County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Custer County Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will be allowed to use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released that morning.
Custer County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the Custer County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should call the facility at (208) 879-2421 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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|
In order to visit an inmate at the Custer County Jail you must have your name on the inmate’s visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Custer County Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Usually is not normally approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not related to the inmate, this 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Custer County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Custer 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.
The mailing address for the Custer County Jail is:
Custer County Jail
801 Main Street
Challis, ID 83226
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Custer County Jail
801 Main Street
Challis, ID 83226
The Custer County Jail mail policy is always changing, so review the the Custer County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Custer 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 Custer 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Custer County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to inmates might change, so be sure to review the Custer County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Custer 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 Custer County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (208) 879-2421 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 Custer County Jail store. An inmate can buy several different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to hygiene products like 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Custer County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted 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 jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.
The Custer County Jail phone number is: (208) 879-2421
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls are shared 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 Custer County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their calling prices in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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