Bannock County Detention Center

The Bannock County Detention Center is located in Pocatello, Idaho and is operated by the Bannock 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 Bannock 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 Bannock 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 Bannock 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. 

The current facility was built in 1994, and with numerous expansions over the years the Bannock County Detention Center can now hold a maximum of 330 inmates. 

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Bannock County, click here or call the jail at 208-236-7125. 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. Because the detention center has an automated phone system, the booking process must be completed before an inmate can make a phone call. 

Intoxicated inmates brought into the facility for alcohol protective custody may be held for up to 24 hours to ensure they are sober enough to be safely released. 

Most inmates are eligible for bail, and they have access to telephones to arrange bail through friends, family, or bail bondsmen. 

Bonding someone out of the Bannock 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 Bannock County Detention Center for the amount of the bond and an additional $25 administration fee. 

You can post a cash bond for someone at the courthouse at "bonds and fines" during normal business hours, at the Sheriff’s Office after normal business hours, or by calling 208-236-7125.

Another way the bond may be posted is through a bondsman. Before contacting a bondsman, you should verify with the detention staff that a bond is not a “Cash Only” bond. The bondsman will charge you a fee for posting the entire bond amount and will generally require some kind of collateral. 

The money you pay the bondsman is his/hers to keep and you will not receive a refund. If the person you post bond for fails to appear at the scheduled court hearings, the bondsman may require that you reimburse him/her for the entire bond amount that was posted.

For complete details about bonding in Bannock County, click here.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Bannock County Detention Center has two types of visits: 

  • Local - The visitor comes into the Bannock County Detention Center and uses one of the visitor stations in the lobby/visitation area. 
  • Remote - The visitor uses their home computer or smartphone to visit. These visits are set up on a prepaid basis, paid by the visitor in advance.

All Detention Center inmates are allowed two free 30-minute visits that are local per week (Sunday through Saturday), unless they are on visiting restrictions. Remote visits can be scheduled a week in advance.

For both local and remote visiting, you must first create a Securus Online account and select "Sign Up" to add Securus Video Connect. You will be required to submit information such as your name, address, and photo identification. Once your account is created and validated, you can begin to set up your visit. 

Once approved by the Bannock County Detention Center, you can begin scheduling your Securus Video Connect sessions.

Visiting Hours

  • 6am-7am, 8pm - 9:30pm
  • Restricted: 8am-10am, 1:30 -2:30pm (Restricted to those on some form of lockdown/seg who are still allowed visiting privileges)


  • 6am-7am,, 3pm-4:30pm, 8pm-9:30pm 
  • Restricted: 8am-10am, 1:30 -2:30pm (Restricted to those on some form of lockdown/seg who are still allowed visiting privileges)
  • 3pm-4:30pm, 8pm-9:30pm (Restricted to allow for commissary delivery)


  • 3pm-4:30pm and 7pm-7:30pm (Restricted to those on some form of lockdown/seg who are still allowed visiting privileges)
  • 8pm-9:30pm 

Saturday- Sunday 

  • 6am-7am, 8am-10am 
  • Restricted 12p-12:30p (Restricted to those on some form of lockdown/seg who are still allowed visiting privileges)
  • 1:30-4:30pm, 7pm-7;30pm (Restricted to those on some form of lockdown/seg who are still allowed visiting privileges) 
  • 8pm-9:30pm

D-POD, E-POD and Booking 

  • Mon-Tues-Wed 6:30am-8am, 9-11am, 1230pm-4:30pm, 8pm -9:30pm
  • Thurs-Fri 3pm-4:30pm, 8pm -9:30pm
  • Saturday - Sunday 6:30am-8am, 9-11am, 1230pm-4:30pm, 8pm -9:30pm


Physical Address

Bannock County Detention Center
5800 S. 5th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83204

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s full name
C/O Bannock County Detention Center
P.O. Box 4666
Pocatello, ID 83205 

Letters and correspondence are not allowed to contain stamps, envelopes, Polaroid photographs, crayon, marker, glitter, etc. Letters or envelopes having suspicious spots or stains on them are also not permitted. The Detention Center will return to sender or take as evidence any mail that is unacceptable or illegal.

Books and Magazines purchased for the inmates must be mailed directly from the publisher or bookstore.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Bannock County Detention Center 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. 

Money can be added anytime to a Debit phone account on the Securus website.

How to Send Money

All inmates at the Bannock County Detention Center have commissary accounts and are allowed to purchase items from the commissary. The law also authorizes Idaho detention centers to use this fund to collect medical fees when medical services are accessed. 

There are three methods to deposit money into an inmate’s commissary account:

  • Visit Access Corrections online, or use the app that you can download at the Apple app store or Google Play 
  • Call Center: Call toll free number at 1-866-345-1884 and use any credit/debit card that has the MasterCard or Visa Logo. 
  • Cash may be deposited at:
    IDDOC Secure Payments, Fees, and Charges
    1246 Yellowstone Ave
    Pocatello, ID 83201 

Please do not put money on another inmate’s account at the request of your friend or family member who is incarcerated. Inmates are not allowed to give money to other inmates. By placing money on another inmate’s account, you could be playing into a potentially illegal activity perpetrated by the other inmates. 

Idaho law allows the Bannock County Detention Center to collect a $25.00 a day fee up to a total of $500.00 per incarceration from the inmate. For any questions regarding payment of housing fees, contact 236-7123 during normal business hours.

Programs For Inmates

The Bannock County Detention Center offers a variety of programs to the inmate population to provide constructive activity. The programs include educational programs, religious services, substance abuse programs, life skills, etc. 

Work Release

Inmates who participate in the Work Release Program are allowed to work at their place of employment in the community and spend their off-duty hours in the Detention Center. There is a $10.00 a day fee to participate in this program.

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Careers at Bannock County Detention Center

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