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Clearwater County Jail
150 Michigan Ave., Second Floor
P.O. Box 724
Orofino, ID 83544

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Clearwater County Jail, call the jail at 208-476-4521 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Clearwater 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 Clearwater County Jail

The Clearwater County Jail, located in the city of Orofino, in Clearwater 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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Clearwater County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Clearwater 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 an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Clearwater County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Clearwater County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Clearwater County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


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

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

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


How Do Inmates in Clearwater County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Clearwater 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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Clearwater County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Clearwater 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 208-476-4521.

Clearwater County Jail

Idaho Clearwater 45


150 Michigan Ave., Second Floor
P.O. Box 724
Orofino, ID 83544






Inmate's First and Last Name
Clearwater County Jail
P.O. Box 724
Orofino, ID 83544


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

How many people work at the Clearwater County Jail in Idaho?
The Clearwater 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 Clearwater County Jail in Idaho have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Clearwater County Jail in Idaho has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Clearwater County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Clearwater 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 208-476-4521 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 Clearwater County Jail in Idaho?
The Clearwater County Jail address and phone number is: 150 Michigan Ave., Second Floor
P.O. Box 724
Orofino, ID 83544. Their phone number is 208-476-4521. 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 Clearwater County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Clearwater County Jail?
Call 208-476-4521 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Clearwater 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 Clearwater County Jail.

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