Inmates at the Owyhee County Jail, now that the COVID pandemic is waning, once again allows inmates to get visits from friends and loved ones. Visits are either on-site (no contact) at the facility, and/or using the video services of the third party company outlined below.
Call 208-495-1154 for inmate communication updates as schedules can change without much advance notice.
Owyhee County Jail inmates are allowed one to two visits of 30 minutes each at the facility, and potentially no limit on the number of visits when using the home based video visitation service.
Rules, guidelines and schedules are listed on this page. Failure to adhere to them will result in your inmate and you losing your visitation privileges.
Owyhee County Jail uses the services of Inmate Sales, also known as Combined Public Communication (CPC) for visitation communication between inmates and their friends and family members.
In order to have a successful video visit, these are the steps to follow:
Visiting Hours in Owyhee County Jail
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
Owyhee County Jail Visitation Application Process
Owyhee County Jail may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 208-495-1154 to ask specific questions about the application.
'At Home' Video Visitation
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
This has increased exponentially with the chaos surrounding the pandemic.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home.
Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Call Owyhee County Jail and see if this an option for you, and if not, request that they consider enrolling.
Who Can Visit an Inmate in Owyhee County Jail
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Owyhee County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 208-495-1154 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Owyhee County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 208-495-1154 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Owyhee County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Owyhee County Jail Visitation Dress Code
The Owyhee County Jail staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Call 208-495-1154 to ask specific questions about the Owyhee County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines.
Owyhee County Jail Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
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: