Bingham County Jail

The Bingham County Jail is located in Blackfoot, Idaho and is operated by the Bingham 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 Bingham 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 Bingham 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 Bingham 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 Bingham County Jail has an official capacity of 102 prisoners.

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Bingham County, call the jail at (208) 785-4440. 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. 

Bonding someone out of the Bingham 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 Bingham County Jail for the amount of the bond and an additional $25 administration fee. 

Cash payments for bonds or fines are accepted at any time. Please be sure to call first to verify the exact amount needed as the jail is not able to make change.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Bingham County Jail is conducted by appointment only. All visitors have three options to register for visitation: online at, the kiosk located in the Sheriff's Office, or by calling 1-866-516-0115. 

It is strongly encouraged that you schedule your visit 24-48 hrs in advance to make sure that the inmate has ample time to accept your request for a visit.

In-person visits are held for (30) minutes within the courthouse, between the hours of  8:00 a.m., and the last visit is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. For video visits, visitation hours begin at 6:30 a.m. and end at 10:30 p.m.

Show up five minutes early with your State ID, Drivers License or Tribal ID for visiting. All visitors must be 18 years of age or accompanied by a legal adult with an ID. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult during visits.

No cell phones may be used or shown to inmates at the visiting windows.

Physical Address

Bingham County Jail
501 N Maple #408
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221

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General Phone Number

(208) 785-4440

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate’s full name
C/O Bingham County Jail
501 N Maple #408
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221

Authorized Mail:

  • A letter
  • A maximum of three pictures per envelope (no polaroid pictures will be accepted)
  • Plain birthday cards without musical devices are the only cards accepted.
  • A paperback book ordered from the publisher will be given to that inmate.

Unauthorized Mail:

  • No stickers of any kind will be allowed on the envelope or included in the letter.
  • Any letters with extra paper, stamps or envelopes included, will be returned to the sender.
  • Crossword puzzles or word puzzles will be returned to the sender.
  • Money Orders are not accepted in inmate mail. Instead, they can be mailed to:
    • Telmate, LLC
      Attn: Deposits
      1096 SE 6th Street
      Ontario, Oregon 97914

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Bingham 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. Hours that calls can be made from pod phones begin at 5:30 a.m. and end at 11:00 p.m. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time. 

The Bingham County Jail has a privately owned inmate phone system for inmate use, with at least one phone in each pod area and the commons area of booking. 

The use of this system is a privilege, therefore, under disciplinary action, an inmate may be prevented from making any phone calls.  All calls made on these phones are made using a phone card or are collect calls.  To avoid paying for collect calls, inmates have the option of purchasing phone cards on commissary.

How to Send Money

All inmates at the Bingham County Jail have commissary accounts and are allowed to purchase items from the commissary. Friends and family can add money via the following methods.

In Person

Money can be added to an inmate's account by visiting the Telmate Kiosk machine located in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office during courthouse hours. Money can be added by using cash, credit or debit card.

By Mail

Money Orders are not accepted in inmate mail. Instead, they can be mailed to:
Telmate, LLC
Attn: Deposits
1096 SE 6th Street
Ontario, Oregon 97914

Programs For Inmates

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