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Bonner County Jail
4001 N. Boyer Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864-8066

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Bonner County Jail, call the jail at 208 263-8417 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Bonner 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 Bonner County Jail

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

Every year this facility has 2700 Bookings, with a daily average of 135 Inmates and a staff of 33.
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 Bonner 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 Bonner County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Bonner County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Bonner 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 Bail out an Inmate in Bonner County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Bonner County Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Bonner County Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Bonner County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Bonner County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Bonner County Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Bonner County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Bonner County Jail

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Bonner County Jail inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Bonner County Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Bonner County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
Bonner County Jail
4001 N. Boyer Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864-8066

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Bonner County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Bonner County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Bonner County Jail,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Bonner County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Bonner County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Bonner County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Bonner County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Bonner County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Bonner County Jail:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Bonner County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Bonner County Jail's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Bonner County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Bonner County Jail, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Bonner County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Bonner County Jail Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked 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 Bonner County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Bonner County Jail Phone: 208 263-8417


 

How Do Inmates in Bonner County Jail Make or Receive Phone Calls?

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

1.  Start by confirming that Bonner County Jail has the phone service you need to communicate with your inmate by the facility lookup here.
2. In the meantime, you can create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account. This account can be controlled by just you, or by both you and your inmate.
4. Last, select Bonner County Jail, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Bonner County Services that are provided by GettingOut, a GTL company:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Video Visits (from home or jail lobby)
 - Email & Photo Sharing
 - Tablet Rental
 - Deposits


Phone & Voicemail Fees

1.  GettingOut charges $0.25 per minute for all phone calls, prepaid or collect, within Idaho.
2. Prepaid calls between Idaho and other states costs $0.21 per minute. International calls are $0.95 per minute.
3. There is a fee of $3.00 every time you add money to your account online, and it costs $5.95 if you add funds over the phone with a live agent.
4. You can also leave an inmate a short voice message for a flat fee of $1.25.

Note: Rates are subject to change.

Types of Phone Calls
Collect Calls
Collect calls allow you to accept and pay for calls to your land line (only) phone account. This means that if you accept your call from your inmate, all the charges for that call will then be billed to your land line phone account and will show up and be listed on your next local phone bill. Additional fees, costs, restrictions may apply.

Prepaid calls (Direct Calls)
With Prepaid Calls you can set up your account so that the inmate can only call you and/or you can just deposit money in their account and they can purchase prepaid phone cards through their commissary and call whoever they choose, provided the Bonner County Jail approves of the phone number.

Quick Connect
Quick connect is an alternative to collect calls. It allows you to quickly pay for a phone call with your credit card.  When your inmate calls you, follow the instructions from the automated voice system to pay for that one phone call, directly billed to your card.

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Bonner County Jail GettingOut phone services, you can call them at 866-516-0115.

* All the information you need to understand making and receiving phone calls with inmates in Bonner County, can be found on our Inmate Phone Page.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Bonner County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Bonner 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 208 263-8417.

Bonner County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Idaho Bonner 135


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

4001 N. Boyer Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864-8066


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

208 265-4378

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Bonner County Jail
4001 N. Boyer Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864-8066


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Bonner County Jail in Idaho?
There are 135 inmates in the Bonner 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, Bonner 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 Bonner County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Bonner County Jail in Idaho every year?
In 2021, a total of 2700 offenders were booked into the Bonner 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 Bonner County Jail.

How many people work at the Bonner County Jail in Idaho?
The Bonner County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 33. 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 Bonner County Jail in Idaho have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Bonner County Jail in Idaho has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Bonner County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Bonner 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 208 263-8417 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 Bonner County Jail in Idaho?
The Bonner County Jail address and phone number is: 4001 N. Boyer Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864-8066. Their phone number is 208 263-8417. 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 Bonner County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Bonner 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 Bonner County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Bonner County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Bonner County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Bonner County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Bonner County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Bonner County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Bonner County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Bonner County Jail?
Call 208 263-8417 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Bonner 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 Bonner County Jail.

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