Adams County Jail

The Adams County Jail is located in Council, Idaho and is operated by the Adams County Sheriff's Office. The function of this jail is to receive and process adult men and women who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement. 

The Adams County Jail serves as a temporary holding facility, as well as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date. When someone is arrested in Adams county, they are usually given the opportunity to post bond and be released, or they are held until their case is disposed of by the courts. 

The Adams County Jail also houses individuals who have been sentenced to serve up to one year of confinement in a local setting, as well as individuals who've been sentenced for more serious crimes and are waiting for bed space to become available within the Idaho Department of Corrections. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Adams County, call the jail at (208) 253-4227. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Upon arrival at the jail, the inmate will go through the booking process, which is the same for everyone regardless of the charge. They will either have a bond issued immediately after booking or within 72 hours of their arrest, depending upon the charges. 

Inmates will be given the opportunity to use the telephone once the booking process is completed to contact their family, attorney, and/or a bondsman to arrange a bond. 

Bonding someone out of the Adams County Jail

A criminal bond is a financial guarantee that the arrested person will appear in court on a specified date. A BOND IS NOT A FINE. The person you are posting the bond for must appear before a judge to answer criminal charges. 

If an inmate has a bond attached to an arrest warrant or if a judge sets bond for a criminal charge in court, that inmate can be bailed out of the Adams County Jail for the amount of the bond and an additional $25 administration fee. 

Inmates with multiple charges have separate bonds, and the $25 fees must be paid for each charge. Bonds must be paid in cash, with a cashier’s check or money order, or by a bail bond service. Personal checks and credit cards are not permitted. The $25 fee must accompany each bond.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at the Adams County Jail are as follows:

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Female visitation
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Male visitation

Tuesday & Thursday:
Female Inmates 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Male Inmates 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Each inmate is allowed 30 minutes per visitation day. All adult visitors must bring a photo ID, and all juveniles need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No items such as books, clothing, food items, etc. are allowed to be brought to the jail for inmates. If you wish to leave money for an inmate, contact the jail staff at the front desk. Only cash and money orders are accepted. No personal checks are allowed.

Physical Address

Adams County Jail
201 Industrial Ave.
Council, ID 83612

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(208) 253-4227

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s full name and number
C/O Adams County Jail
201 Industrial Ave.
Council, ID 83612

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Adams County Jail cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, the inmates do have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

Inmate phone services are provided by CTEL Consolidated Telecom Inc.  phone number: 877-998-5678

How to Send Money

All inmates at the Adams County Jail have commissary accounts and are allowed to purchase items from the commissary.

You can drop off money in person by contacting the jail staff at the front desk. Only cash and money orders are accepted. No personal checks are allowed. You can also mail a money order to your inmate at the following address:

Inmate’s full name and number
C/O Adams County Jail
201 Industrial Ave.
Council, ID 83612

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

Pictures of Adams County Jail

Careers at Adams County Jail

If you are interested in a career with the Adams County Sheriff's Office and would like more information about the job openings and opportunities at the Adams County Jail, click here.

Adams County is currently hiring detention deputies, with a starting pay range of $22.38$—23.04, depending on experience.