Bonneville County Jail
900 Environmental Way
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday. The Idaho VINE system is a service which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone or email notification when the offender's custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the Idaho VINE system is 1-866-984-6343. This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. The web site is https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/initMap.do
Onsite and remote video visitation are available. In order to schedule an onsite or remote video visitation, you must have a video visitation account, which requires you to be Telmate Verified. You can create an account at the Telmate Kiosk, which is locatde in the lobby of the jail, or online at www.gettingout.com.
Once your account is set up you will be scheduling your visits in advance through the Telmate Kiosk or Online. Please try to schedule visits at least 24 hours in advance to give the resident time to accept the visit.
Video Visiting Rules:
Wearing clothing with messages, holding up signs, displaying nudity, or behaving sexually, is prohibited.
Three-way calls are not allowed. You may not talk on a phone while visiting with your friend or loved one.
You may assemble multiple friends and family members to take part in a remote video call.
Calls can be terminated at any time for inappropriate use.
Video Visitation privileges can be suspended.
If you are late for your scheduled visit it will affect the length of your visit.
You must cancel a scheduled visit 24 hours in advance to receive credit.
Remote visitation requires a laptop or PC that must have:
One of the following Internet Browsers: Internet Explorer 7, 8, or 9; Firefox 7, 8, or 9; Safari 4 or 5. Google Chrome is NOT supported.
The current version of Adobe Flash. If you are not sure what Adobe Flash version you have, go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
and update to the most current version for free.
High Speed Internet connection. You should use DSL or cable. Dial-up and satellite are not supported. You may test your connection speed at www.speedtest.net
For customer support call Telmate at 1-866-516-0115, option 4
Local Visitation (At the Facility)
You will be conducting your visits over one of the Telmate stations located in the lobby of the facility. All visits must be scheduled in advance through the kiosk or online. You must show up at the facility at the time of the scheduled visit.
The one (1) free 30 minute local visit can be scheduled by the resident of the facility or by family or friends. A visitor may suggest using this free visit, but it must be accepted by the resident before the scheduled visit.
- The visitor will be conducting their visits over one of the Telemate Stations located in the lobby.
- All visits must be scheduled in advance through the lobby kiosk or oneline.
- The visitor must show up at the facility at the scheduled visitation time.
- Two (2) person limit per booth
- A parent or legal guardian must accompany childer under age 18.
- Minor children under the age of 12 must be accompanied and continually supervised by a parent or legal guardian.
- No food or drinks in booths.
- Personal property must be secured prior to visiting, either
- Secure personal property in vehicle;
- Secure personl property in lobby locker.
- Visits may be monitored.
- Visits may be restricted by the Shift Supervisor if:
- The visitor fails to abide by the visiting rules or comply with the directions of officers;
- The visitor represents a clear and present danger to the safety or security of the facility;
- The visitor has a past history of disruptive conduct;
- The visitor appears to be under the influence;
- The inmate refuses the visitor;
- The inmate is under disciplinary sanction.
Special visits may be approved for those persons traveling farther than 60 miles or other extinuating circumstances. The Shift Supervisor or Classification Officer may authorize special visits. Once the special visit is approved you will be required to register through the Telmate system and visit vis Telmate onsite.
Notice to all Visitors.
Idaho Code 18-7018 (Injuring Jails) Every person who willfully and intentionally breaks down, pulls down or other wise destroys or injures any public Jail or other public place of confinement, is punishable by fine not exceeding $10,000.00 and by imprisonment in the State Prison not exceeding 5 years.
Gifts to Inmates
Inmates incarcerated in this facility are unable to receive gifts directly from family and friends. However, you can give money, paperback books, and magazines to inmates through the following procedure:
The Jail will accept cash or credit card through the facility kiosk located in the public lobby. There is not any cost associated when it is deposited in the lobby kiosk. You can also deposit money on an inmate account through ACCESScorrections.com or by calling (866) 345-1884.
Inmates can use the money from their account to purchase hygiene items, snack foods, and craft items from the Jail commissary program. They may also use the money in their account to pay for a haircut, receive dental care, and be seen in medical clinic for any medical issues. A haircut will cost the inmate $10.00 and a visit to see the dentist or medical staff will cost the inmate $10.00.
If an inmate is indigent medical and dental services will not be denied. Indigent inmates will receive personal hygiene items and stamped envelopes as well.
The inmates can receive paperback books and magazines through a publisher or retail outlet only. If you would like the inmate to have these items you must purchase them from the publisher such as a subscription to a magazine or from a retail outlet. The publisher or the retail store must send that item to the Jail in care of the inmate's name at: Bonneville County Jail, 605 N. Capital Avenue, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402.
Religious books such as the Bible are accepted at the Jail. They must be soft bound and not enclosed inside of a removable case. The books must have the inmates name on or inside the book.
Mail for Inmates
If you would like to send mail for an inmate there are some important rules to follow:
- Each envelope must have the inmate's full name and your name and complete correct return address written on the envelope. If this information is not on the outside of the envelope the inmate will not receive the contents.
- Please do not send letters from anyone other than the person or persons listed on the outside of the envelope. Exceptions are made for young children.
- Do not put stickers of any kind on the envelope or it's contents Do not glue anything or attach items with tape to the envelope or its contents.
- Do not send cards that play music or include any type of electronic equipment.
- Do not send Polaroid photographs or nude photographs.
- Do not send stationary, stamps, or stamped envelopes Inmates can purchase these items through the commissary program.
- Inmates are not allowed to receive a daily newspaper or newspaper clippings Inmates are given access to the local newspaper 5 days per week.
If you would like to help an inmate post bond you have to know if the bond is a surety bond or a cash bond. A surety bond will allow you to use the services of a Bail Bondsman to post the bond for a monetary fee. A cash bond requires that the entire bond amount be paid in cash only. Cashier checks and money orders will be accepted for a cash bond as well.
If the bond is a surety bond or cash bond you have the choice of using the services of the bondsman or paying the entire bond in cash.
A $10.00 Sheriff's Bond fee is attached to each bond. This must be paid separate from the money for the bond charge and must be paid with exact change.
(Example: A person is charged with a DUI. The bond is a surety or cash bond in the amount of $500.00. The bond can be paid in cash, $500.00, or go through a bondsman, for the DUI and an additional $10.00 for the Sheriffs Bond fee.)
Notice regarding Cash Bonds
If you have just posted a cash bond in order for you or someone else to be released from jail, the bond you have posted is not a payment for a fine to resolve the charges for which you were arrested. The money or "bond" you have paid is a monetary guarantee by you for the person bonded to appear in court on the date the Jail has given you. You must appear on that specified date. Failure to appear in court is a violation of Idaho Code Sec. 19-3901A, and is punishable by a fine of up to $300 00 and up to 6 months in Jail. If you fail to appear in court on the specified date, you will forfeit the money or "bond" you have posted today; you will be charged with a violation of Idaho Code Sec. 19-3901 A; the court will issue a warrant for your arrest; and you will be made to stand trial on that charge.
Additionally, you will still be required to stand trial on the charges for which you have just been arrested. Therefore, please be in court on the date you have been given.
Once your case is resolved, the cash bond you have just posted may be taken and applied as payment for all costs uncured and fines imposed. Idaho Code Sec. 19-2923, authorizes the court to take the cash bond posted, by either you or someone on your behalf, and allow that amount of the bond be applied as payment for the fines and all costs incurred as a result of the criminal case filed against you.
When the paperwork to post bond or the paperwork is in order from the courts for an inmate to be released the inmate will be checked for any warrants prior to being released. The release process does take a considerable amount of time.
Property Pick Up
Inmates can release their personal property to family and friends. The inmate is required to fill out a property release form prior to the release of the property. This form must be on file before property can be released. The property can only be released to the person listed on the form. Deputies are required to check your ID before releasing the property to you.
Inmates cannot receive property while they are incarcerated. The Jail will accept current medications or prescription glasses.