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Gem County Jail
410 E. First
Emmet, ID 83617

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Gem County Jail, call the jail at 208-365-4484 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Gem 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 Gem County Jail

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

Every year this facility has 1160 Bookings, with a daily average of 58 Inmates and a staff of 14.
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 Gem 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 Gem County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Gem County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Gem 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 Gem County
 

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

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Gem County, by creating an account.
  • Select Idaho, then select Gem 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 Gem 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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Google Play app

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


 

How Do Inmates in Gem County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Gem 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 Gem County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

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


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Gem County Jail?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Gem County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Gem 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 Gem 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 Gem County Jail
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Gem 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 Gem County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Gem County Jail Phone: 208-365-4484


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Gem County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Gem County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Idaho, then choose Gem County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Gem County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Gem County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Gem County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Gem County.


 

How Does an Inmate Make Phone Calls in Gem County Jail?

To receive phone calls from an inmate in Gem County follow these instructions:

Gem County Jail uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.

In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:

  • Register here, or by phone 800-943-2189
  • Choose Idaho.
  • Choose Gem County Jail
  • Select your Inmate.
  • Enter the phone number your Inmate will be calling.
  • Fund your Account. ($10-$100 at a time)

NOTE:
1.   You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2.  When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3.  When allowed by Gem County Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.

Fees

  • Adding funds to your account - $3.00 
  • Cost of phone call of a Prepaid Collect Account - $0.21 per minute
  • Cost of an interstate (ex. Idaho to a different state) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost of an intrastate (ex. Idaho to Idaho) phone call NOT Prepaid - $0.25 per minute
  • Cost if you set up your account (or fund it) by phone using a live agent, you will be charged a one-time fee of $5.95.

NCIC Customer Service
Phone - 800-943-2189 or 903-247-0069
Email – [email protected]
Full list of participating jails.

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


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Gem County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Gem County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Gem County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Idaho, then choose Gem County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Gem County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Gem County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Gem County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Gem County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Gem County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Gem 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 208-365-4484.

Gem County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Idaho Gem 58


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

410 E. First
Emmet, ID 83617


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

208-477-2217

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Gem County Jail
410 E. First
Emmet, ID 83617


EMAIL

[email protected]

[email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Gem County Jail in Idaho?
There are 58 inmates in the Gem 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, Gem 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 Gem County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Gem County Jail in Idaho every year?
In 2021, a total of 1160 offenders were booked into the Gem 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 Gem County Jail.

How many people work at the Gem County Jail in Idaho?
The Gem County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 14. 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 Gem County Jail in Idaho have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Gem County Jail in Idaho has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Gem County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Gem 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 208-365-4484 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 Gem County Jail in Idaho?
The Gem County Jail address and phone number is: 410 E. First
Emmet, ID 83617. Their phone number is 208-365-4484. 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 Gem County Jail.

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

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Gem County Jail?
Call 208-365-4484 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Gem 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 Gem County Jail.

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