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Adams County Jail
201 Industrial Ave.
PO Box 64
Council, ID 83612

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Adams County Jail, call the jail at 208-253-4228 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Adams County Jail.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.

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About the Adams County Jail

The Adams County Jail, located in the city of Council, in Adams County, Idaho is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 800 Bookings, with a daily average of 40 Inmates and a staff of 10.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Adams County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Adams County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Adams County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Adams County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Idaho State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Adams County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Adams County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Adams County, by creating an account.
  • Select Idaho, then select Adams County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Adams County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

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For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Adams County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Adams County.


How Do Inmates in Adams County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Adams County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Adams County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Adams County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

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For all the information regarding phone calls with Adams County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


How Do You Visit an Inmate in Adams County Jail?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Adams County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Adams County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:

In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Adams County, these are the steps to follow:

  • Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  • Register with Inmate Sales.
  • Find Adams County Jail
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Adams County Jail and a product (either 'Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  • Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  • Schedule a visit.
  • Call 877-998-5678 if you have any questions.

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Adams County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Adams County Jail Phone: 208-253-4228


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Adams County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Adams County Jail?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 208-253-4228.

Adams County Jail

Idaho Adams 40


201 Industrial Ave.
PO Box 64
Council, ID 83612





Inmate's First and Last Name
Adams County Jail
PO Box 64
Council, ID 83612


wriehl[email protected]

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Adams County Jail in Idaho?
There are 40 inmates in the Adams County Jail in Idaho. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Adams County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Adams County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Adams County Jail in Idaho every year?
In 2021, a total of 800 offenders were booked into the Adams County Jail in Idaho. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Adams County Jail.

How many people work at the Adams County Jail in Idaho?
The Adams County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 10. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Idaho law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Adams County Jail in Idaho have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Adams County Jail in Idaho has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Adams County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Adams County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 208-253-4228 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Idaho prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Adams County Jail in Idaho?
The Adams County Jail address and phone number is: 201 Industrial Ave.
PO Box 64
Council, ID 83612. Their phone number is 208-253-4228. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Adams County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Adams County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Adams County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Adams County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Adams County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Adams County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Adams County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Adams County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Adams County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Adams County Jail?
Call 208-253-4228 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Adams County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Adams County Jail.

This facility, known as "Adams County Jail" is also known as County Courthouse, Adams County Jail, Idaho, Adams.