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Elmore County Jail Information
2255 East 8th North
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Phone Number: (208) 587-9103
The Elmore County Jail is located at 2255 East 8th North in Mountain Home, ID and is a medium security county jail operated by the Elmore County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about everything you might need to know about the Elmore County Jail, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find Elmore County court records, and much much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation is welcome.
Elmore County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to find out who’s in jail at the Elmore County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Elmore County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of individuals who are in jail, including status, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Elmore County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Elmore County Jail is made up of these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
First, you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged that morning.
Elmore County Jail Visitation
The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the Elmore County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so call the official Elmore County Jail at (208) 587-9103 before you try to go to visitation.
|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 Elmore County Jail you must first be added to their approved visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones are allowed at Elmore County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anybody currently on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 is related to 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 the visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of 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 Elmore County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Elmore 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 Elmore County Jail:
Elmore County Jail
2255 East 8th North
Mountain Home, ID 83647
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Elmore County Jail
2255 East 8th North
Mountain Home, ID 83647
The mail policy at the Elmore County Jail changes often, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Elmore 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 Elmore 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 might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to inmates is likely to change, so review the Elmore County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Elmore 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 Elmore County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (208) 587-9103 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 Elmore County Jail store. You can purchase several different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to buy things from 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 sufficient funds in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products such as 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 Elmore County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (208) 587-9103
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits off of all of the 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 Elmore County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers 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 state prisons and local jails figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date 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 a lot of money 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 these cases, the jail has set their calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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