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Boundary County Jail
6438 Kootenai Street
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Boundary County Jail, call the jail at 208-267-3151 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Boundary 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 Boundary County Jail

The Boundary County Jail, located in the city of Bonners Ferry, in Boundary County, Idaho is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 900 Bookings, with a daily average of 45 Inmates and a staff of 11.
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 Boundary 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 Boundary County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Boundary County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Boundary 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 Boundary County

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

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Boundary County, by creating an account.
  • Select Idaho, then select Boundary 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 Boundary 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 Boundary County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Boundary County.


How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Boundary County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Boundary County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Boundary County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


How do Inmates in Boundary County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Register with CTEL, the phone system Boundary County inmates must use.
  • Open an account, 
  • Fund your acount,
  • Find, and then sync with your inmate.


  • Rates cannot exceed $0.21 per minute for regular calls and $0.25 per minute for collect calls.
  • The minimum billable duration is one minute.
  • Billable time is measured and rounded to the next higher full minute. 
  • Phone calls are terminated if the called party does not accept the call charges.
  • Customers are not billed for a 'no response'. 

Transaction Fees:

  • If paying through the Customer Portal Website: $3.00 per transaction
  • If paying with the assistance of a live operator: $5.95 per transaction

Minimum Deposit Amount
There is a $25.00 minimum for the first deposit.

Customer Service
Monday - Friday 8-5 PM CST
Email: [email protected]

For full information about using CTEL to communicate by phone with your Boundary County inmate, visit our Inmate Phone Page. You will find information about Inmate Phone schedules, rates, rules, policies, and tips. Please note that all of your phone calls will be recorderd and any information about your inmate's case that you speak about could be used against him in court. 


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Boundary County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Boundary 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 208-267-3151.

Boundary County Jail

Idaho Boundary 45


6438 Kootenai Street
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805





Inmate's First and Last Name
Boundary County Jail
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Boundary County Jail in Idaho?
There are 45 inmates in the Boundary 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, Boundary 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 Boundary County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Boundary County Jail in Idaho every year?
In 2021, a total of 900 offenders were booked into the Boundary 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 Boundary County Jail.

How many people work at the Boundary County Jail in Idaho?
The Boundary County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 11. 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 Boundary County Jail in Idaho have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Boundary County Jail in Idaho has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Boundary County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Boundary 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 208-267-3151 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 Boundary County Jail in Idaho?
The Boundary County Jail address and phone number is: 6438 Kootenai Street
P.O. Box 127
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. Their phone number is 208-267-3151. 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 Boundary County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Boundary County Jail?
Call 208-267-3151 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Boundary 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 Boundary County Jail.

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