Bear Lake County Jail

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Bear Lake County Jail Information

The Bear Lake County Jail is a 30 bed jail in the city of Paris, Bear Lake County, Idaho. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Idaho State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 208-945-2121, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Bear Lake County Jail at 208-945-2121 to get it.

Phone: 208-945-2121

Physical Address:
30 N. Main Street
Paris, ID 83261

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name
Bear Lake County Jail
P.O. Box 365
Paris, ID 83261

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name
Bear Lake County Jail
P.O. Box 365
Paris, ID 83261

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How Do You Find Someone in the Bear Lake County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 208-945-2121 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Bear Lake County Criminal Court Case information online, as well as for all other Idaho county court cases.

Bear Lake County Jail Inmate Search

The Bear Lake County Jail maintains an average of 30 offenders in custody on any given day. The Bear Lake County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Bear Lake County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 600 offenders.

The following charts of Bear Lake County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Bear Lake County Corrections Department, the state of Idaho Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Bear Lake County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Bear Lake County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Bear Lake County Jail
The Bear Lake County Jail in Idaho has a bed capacity 30 inmates. The Bear Lake County Jail is located at 30 North Main Street, Paris, Idaho, 83261. You can contact them by phone at 208-945-2121. The visitation hours for Bear Lake County Jail in Paris, Idaho can be found on various websites. It is best to contact the jail directly to confirm the visitation schedule. Bear Lake County Sheriff's office is located in Paris, ID.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Bear Lake County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Bear Lake County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 208-945-2121.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Bear Lake County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Bear Lake County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Bear Lake County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Bear Lake County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Bear Lake County and other Idaho and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Bear Lake County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Bear Lake County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Bear Lake County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail, and what can I send them?

Bear Lake County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Bear Lake County Jail allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Bear Lake County Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name
Bear Lake County Jail
P.O. Box 365
Paris, ID 83261



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name
Bear Lake County Jail
P.O. Box 365
Paris, ID 83261



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Bear Lake County Jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Bear Lake County Jail standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name
Bear Lake County Jail
P.O. Box 365
Paris, ID 83261

Bear Lake County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Bear Lake County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Bear Lake County Jail:
Inmate's Full Name
Bear Lake County Jail
P.O. Box 365
Paris, ID 83261


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Bear Lake County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Bear Lake County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Bear Lake County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 208-945-2121 for further assistance.

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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Bear Lake County?

Bear Lake Franklin Caribou Rich Cache Lincoln
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Search for an Inmate in Bear Lake County

This facility, known as "Bear Lake County Jail" is also known as Bear Lake County Jail, Idaho, Bear.