Lemhi County Jail – Salmon, ID

Lemhi County Jail is in Lemhi County, Idaho and is the jail for this county. Looking for somebody in Lemhi County Jail? This page gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Lemhi County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Lemhi County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lemhi County Jail
206 Courthouse Dr.
Salmon, ID 83467

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Lemhi County Jail you will have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Lemhi County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find info on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you will want to check the other Idaho county jails in our Idaho County Jail Guide: Idaho County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Lemhi County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Lemhi County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Lemhi County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Lemhi County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Lemhi County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lemhi County

Have you ever hired a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes 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.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that could help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process may take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot 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 you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Lemhi County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and examined by staff, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lemhi County Jail, use this address:

Lemhi County Jail
206 Courthouse Dr.
Salmon, ID 83467

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lemhi County Jail
206 Courthouse Dr.
Salmon, ID 83467


The mail policy at Lemhi County Jail changes frequently, so double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system in Lemhi County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Lemhi County court records are public records. They have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You can access your court case records with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Lemhi County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lemhi County magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

You can just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Lemhi County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Lemhi County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the street address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lemhi County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    Lemhi County Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Lemhi County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lemhi County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Lemhi County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    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.

    The process for sending funds to jail inmates might change, so you should visit the the Lemhi County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lemhi County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lemhi County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Lemhi County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Lemhi County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Lemhi County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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