Friday, December 17, 2010

Ada County, Idaho Jail & Bail Information

Ada County, Idaho
7200 Barrister Dr.
Boise, ID 83704

(208) 577-3000
Non-emergency Dispatch
(208) 377-6790

Ada County Jail
The Ada County Jail was built in 1977 when the Ada County-Boise City Public Safety Building first opened. The jail was originally built to hold a maximum of 160 inmates, plus 32 work release prisoners.
The jail has been expanded several times since then. Today, the total inmate capacity is 1144.

Inmate Classification
All inmates at the Ada County Jail are classified using a specific system which is basically a risk assessment. By classifying all inmates, security of other inmates and jail staff is greatly increased. To classify an inmate, a team of officers researches the inmate's past and criminal history. They also consider the inmate's past and present behavior when in custody. Mental or physical disabilities are also taken into consideration when determining appropriate housing.

Inmates are assigned a security risk level, or classification, ranging from minimum to maximum. Minimum security inmates enjoy the highest level of benefits and privileges. Medium security inmates may also have certain privileges, like dormitory housing and access to programs. Inmates who are classified as maximum risk do not have access to most programs or privileges.

Inmate Housing
There are different types of inmate supervision used inside the Ada County Jail. One is called Close Custody Unit (CCU). CCU can house a total of 130 inmates. This is the traditional cell structure where more violent offenders or those inmates who cannot be mixed with the general population are housed.
Other inmates live under what is referred to as Direct Supervision. Their housing is set up in "pods". Within each pod are dorms. Each male dorm holds 92 inmates. Each female dorm houses 56. In dorms, there are no single cells. Inmates have their own beds and they all share a common area. Generally, one deputy is able to supervise an entire dorm.

Bail Bond FAQs
What is bond?
A bail bond is an amount of money in cash, property, or surety bond that must be paid for an arrested person to be able to leave jail before his case is completed. The purpose of a bond is to make sure that person attends all of his required court appearances.

Who determines how much bond an inmate must pay?
Bond amounts for misdemeanor charges are determined by the court. Felony charges and some additional "no-bond" charges require the defendant to see a judge to have a bond amount set before being able to post bond and be released prior to court appearance.

What forms of payment do you accept?
The Ada County Sheriff's Office accepts cash, cashier's check, money order or a surety bond, secured through a licensed bond agent.

Who can post bond?
Any person can post his or her own bond. If the defendant cannot afford to bond him/herself out of jail, any other person age 18 or older can post the bond.

If you don't have the cash to cover the full bond amount, you may wish to hire a professional ExpetBail Bond Agent. ExpertBail is the only true National Bail Bond Network. With bail bond agents in every state that bail can be written, the ExpertBail Network of Agents can service your needs no matter where you or the defendant is located. To contact an ExpertBail Agent, please see the information below.

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