Bonneville County Sheriff's Office

Bonneville County Jail

900 Environmental Way

Idaho Falls Idaho, 83401


Bonneville County Jail Public Handbook

Active Inmate List
Gifts to Inmates
Mail to Inmates
Bonding Information
Inmate Release
Property Pick-Up

Jail Information

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 Vicitms of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.  The web site is



If you would like to visit with an inmate incarcerated in this facility you will have to follow this procedure.

1. Each person should have their personal Identification (ID) ready to be checked by the Deputy conducting visiting each time they visit the inmate.

2. Each person visiting an inmate must sign in on the visiting log at least 20 minutes prior to visiting the inmate. The log must be filled out accurately and clearly.

3. Each inmate is allowed only one 20 minute visit per scheduled visiting day. Visitors must sign in early and may have to wait through more than one visit to avoid missing that inmates visit Example: One party arrives and signs in on the visitor log not knowing that there were others that were coming to see the inmate. The inmate is allowed to visit that party Another party signs in on the visiting log after the inmate has visited the first party. The second party will not be allowed to visit the inmate that visiting day.

4. Scheduled visits have pre-set beginning and ending times, if you sign up less than 30 minutes before the scheduled end of a dorm's visiting hours and you are allowed to visit with the inmate you will not be given 20 minutes to visit. Your visit will end at the pre-scheduled time.

Visiting Rules

1. No more than three visitors per visiting booth at one time

2. All visitors must show valid ID. The ID must have your photo, name, and age on it.

3. Any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied and continually supervised by their parent or legal guardian through out the visit

4. No food or drinks are allowed in the visiting booths. All personal property must be secured in your vehicle (handbags, backpacks, pocket knives, toys, electronics, ceil phones, cameras, etc).

5. Once a Deputy has checked your ID and assigned you to a visiting booth, no one else is allowed to enter the booth without a Deputy checking him or her in or the visit will be ended.

6. Children must be kept under control. No running around, yelling, playing with the doors or telephones etc.

7. No sitting on table ledges in the visiting booths or letting children stand or sit on the ledges.

8. Any loud or obscene language will result in an escort out of the facility.

9. Inmates are only allowed one 20-minute visit per scheduled visiting day.

10. All visits are subject to being monitored and the visitors could be subject to personal search.

* Do not try communicating through the visiting windows with inmates going to court.

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.

Visiting Schedule

Dorm 1 Schedule
Monday7:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.
Thursday9:30 A.M.- 11:00 A.M.
Saturday8:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M.
Dorm 2 Schedule
Saturday9:30 A.M.- 11:00 A.M.
Dorm 3 Schedule
Saturday1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
Dorm 4 Schedule 
Monday8:00 A.M.- 9:30 A.M.
Tuesday9:00 P.M.-10:30 P.M.
Saturday2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Dorm 5 Schedule 
Sunday11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Tuesday9:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M.
Wednesday8:00 P.M.-9:30 P.M.
All Female Schedule
Sunday9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
Wednesday9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
Thursday7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Dorm B  Ad-Seg & Special Housing Schedule

 Sunday                   8:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M.
 Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-9:30 A.M
 Thursday 9:00 P.M.-10:30 P.M.

Maximum Custody                   No Visiting

Special Visits

If you live further than 60 miles from this facility you may schedule a special visit. You must call the Jail and schedule the visit with a Deputy at (208) 529-1315. This will allow you to visit with the inmate longer than the 20 minutes that are given on the regular visiting day. Special visits can be arranged for notifying an inmate about a death in the family or other tragic personal news. It is the Deputy's duty to verify that information before approving the special visit. Please give the Deputy all the necessary details to help them verify the information as quickly as possible.

Gifts to Inmates

Inmates incarcerate in this facility are unable to receive gifts from family and friends. However, you can give money, paperback books, and magazines to inmates through the following procedure?

The Jail will accept cash, cashier checks, money orders, traveler's checks, and a payroll check written to the inmate. Money is accepted any time of the day. A Deputy will accept the money from you, add the money to the inmate's personal account, and create a receipt for the inmate. Please realize that the Deputies are performing several duties and it may take some time before they are able to accent money for the inmate.

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.

1. Each envelope must have the inmate's 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Do not send cards that play music or include any type of electronic equipment.

5. Do not send Polaroid photographs or nude photographs.

6. Do not send stationary, stamps, or stamped envelopes Inmates can purchase these items through the commissary program.

7. Inmates are not allowed to receive a daily newspaper or newspaper clippings Inmates are given access to the local newspaper 5 days per week.

Bonding Information

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

You have just posted a cash bond in order 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 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.

Inmate Release

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 release days. 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. Property will be released on scheduled property release days only. Exceptions are made for those who travel more than 60 miles to reach this facility.

Inmates cannot receive property while they are incarcerated. The Jail will accept current medications or prescription glasses.