Owyhee County Jail uses the services of Inmate Sales to allow text messaging communication between inmates and their friends and family.
Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.
This product allows inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
Here's how it works:
Cost of Chirping:
Due to the ability of third party companies providing a secure environment for Owyhee County Jail inmates and their contacts outside the facility to communicate digitally, this facility will now (or soon) be providing the ability for digital messaging.
Secure digital messaging allows for a delay between the emails of the inmate and their friends and family, so that the jail can scan the communication for illegal or other communications against their policies.
Note that all messages, both sent and received, will be saved and will be referred to in the inmate's existing or future criminal charges.
Complete instructions on how to sign up for this service for the Owyhee County Jail, and how it works can be found below. Call 208-495-1154 if you have any questions.
Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Owyhee County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Owyhee 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 Owyhee County, these are the steps to follow:
* 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 Owyhee County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.
Owyhee County Jail Phone: 208-495-1154
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Owyhee County Jail follow these steps:
- Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.
- This product allows Owyhee 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
Google Play app
To receive phone calls from inmates in Owyhee County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:
To receive phone calls from an inmate in Owyhee County follow these instructions:
Owyhee 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:
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 Owyhee County Jail, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.
To purchase commissary online for an Owyhee County Jail inmate, follow these instructions:
Note: You will be charged a fee to purchase commissary for your Owyhee County inmate. In addition, there is a maximum amount you can spend, usually about $250.00.
Items you may Purchase from CommissaryDeposit.com:
For complete information on fees, products, policies, deadlines, rules, minimum and maximum purchases and all the information you need to know regarding purchasing commissary for your inmate in Owyhee County, go to our Inmate Commissary Page for details.
To send commissary money to an inmate in Owyhee County Jail follow these steps:
For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Owyhee County Jail.
1. Register with correctpay online, the money depositing service used by Owyhee County Jail, or call Customer Service at 855-836-3364. They are open 24/7.
2. Once registered, select Idaho, then Owyhee County Jail, then the inmate you want to send money to.
3. Choose an amount, then a payment method (any major credit or debit card in your name), and then send.
NOTE: There is a cost to use this service... usually no more than 5%. The link below has all the information you need to know.
For all the information regarding phone calls with Owyhee County inmates; what phone service they use, calling cards information, the rules, policies, fees, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.
To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Owyhee County Jail follow these steps:
You can deposit money four different ways: