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Jail Service Information

Change of Services due to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
The County Jail facility is implementing measures to reduce the risk of exposure and assure the safety of our personnel and the public. In-person services at the facility are restricted as follows:
  • All in-person visits are suspended, including non-essential attorney visits online visitation is available.
  • Work Release programs are suspended.
  • Screening and temperature taken for those checking in for SILD
  • Inmates groups and programs are suspended
  • Masks are required in all Sheriff facilities
  • Questions may be directed to (208) 365-4484.
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Mailing Address
Gem County Jail
410 East First Street
Emmett, ID 83617

  • Public fingerprinting services provided by drivers license by appointment only

  • Visiting Days are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Visiting Hours are 8:00am to 12:00pm … 1:00PM to 5:00pm … 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Visitors must sign up in person at the Jail.
  • A valid photo ID is required.
  • Times are first come first serve.
  • Staff will not reserve times over the phone.
  • Staff will not hand deliver anything to inmates.

Inmate Commissary Account
  • The Jail only accepts Money Orders.
  • The Jail WILL NOT accept Cash, Credit Cards or Personal Checks.
  • Fill out the “Pay to the order of” with Inmate’s name receiving the money.
  • You can mail the Money Order to the jail (see Inmate Mail Requirements).
  • You can drop the Money Order off at the Jail lobby window.
  • Inmate funds can also be deposited via website 

Inmate Mail Requirements
  • Full Name and Address of both the Recipient (Inmate) and Sender must appear on the front of each envelope.
  • All incoming/outgoing mail must be in a PLAIN  envelope.
  • Mail must be on regular lined paper or typed from a computer.
All incoming/outgoing mail that does not meet Jail requirements will be returned to the sender with a brief explanation.

Inmate Mail Restrictions
  • NO Homemade items glued together.
  • NO Internet printouts of any kind.
  • NO Material of a threatening, hostile or criminal nature.
  • NO Cash.
  • NO extra paper, envelopes or stamps.
Items which are sexually graphic, pornographic, violent, illegal, or dangerous will be seized.

Inmate Reading Material
  • The Jail does not allow any hard bound books.
  • The Jail does not allow magazines, internet printouts or photos printed on regular paper.
  • Books must be mailed directly by the publisher or book store to the Inmate.
  • Such items mailed to the Jail by a citizen WILL NOT be delivered.
  • Such items WILL NOT be delivered via “hand delivery” by Jail staff.
Items which are sexually graphic, pornographic, violent, illegal, or dangerous will be seized.

  • Available Friday-Saturday 7:30AM-3:30PM
  • Wear proper clothing to work either indoor or outdoors.
  • Fees due at the beginning of work day