Bingham County Jail – Blackfoot, ID

Bingham County Jail is located in Bingham County and is the jail for the county. Do you know someone locked up at Bingham County Jail? This site gives you information about anything you might need to know about Bingham County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bingham County Jail
501 N Maple #405
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Bingham County Jail you should navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Bingham County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you should check the other Idaho county jails in our Idaho County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Idaho


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Bingham County Jail prisoners are on the Bingham County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Bingham County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Bingham County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate in the Bingham County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Bingham County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Bingham County 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. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Bingham County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you review the official Bingham County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. 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 bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or totally denied.

The Bingham County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Bingham County Jail
501 N Maple #405
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bingham County Jail
501 N Maple #405
Blackfoot, ID 83221


The mail policy at Bingham County Jail changes, so we suggest that you review the official Bingham County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Bingham County. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Bingham County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file with a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules on your case. They do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you are able to request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Bingham County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you will not find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Bingham County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for 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 you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bingham County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:

    Bingham County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Bingham County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Bingham 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 Bingham 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates changes, so check the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Bingham County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bingham 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 Bingham County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Bingham County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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