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Kootenai County Jail, in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, is a local jail facility operated by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.  In addition to the jail, the Sheriff’s main campus facility contains the Sheriff's Administration, Jail, Patrol, Investigations, Recreation Safety, the Pierce Clegg Work Release Center, the Office of Emergency Management, and the County Auto Shop. The Jail Bureau consists of the Custody Division and Services Division.  The Custody Division is responsible for the care and custody of incarcerated prisoners, including pre-trial detainees and post-conviction defendants who have been ordered to serve their sentences in jail facilities. The care and custody of prisoners refers to all of the daily activities involved in running the jail, including, but s not limited to, delivery of meals, ensuring appropriate housing assignments, distribution of medication, prisoner transport, delivery of incoming and outgoing mail, and random prisoner and housing area searches. The Services Division of the Jail Bureau is the division responsible for providing for the prisoners and includes: food preparation, Inmate Commissary, inmate medical treatment, the Inmate Worker Program, the Work Release Program, the Sheriff’s Community Labor Program, the Chaplain Corps, and facility maintenance.

Physical Address:

5550 N. Government Way
Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83816

Mailing Address: 

Kootenai County Jail
P.O. Box 9000
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-9000

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate's full name
C/O Kootenai County Jail
P.O. Box 9000
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-9000

Inmates may not receive packages, but can only receive written letters and standard photographs.  They may receive paperback books, but only from the publisher or a book store.  Inmates cannot receive magazines.  Inmates cannot receive money through the mail.


Phone numbers:

(208) 446-1300.  That is the Kootenai County Jail number for general inquiries.  You can reach the Kootenai County Jail’s Fax number at (208) 446-1308.  Inmates cannot receive calls.

Kootenai County Jail Roster:

Kootenai County  Jail inmates are listed on a facility-specific inmate list, and included in Idaho’s VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) site.  This Kootenai County Jail Roster allows you to enter in a variety of different types of information including name, offense, and demographic information, to find inmates matching that information.

Inmate Search:

Kootenai County Jail inmate locator allows you to use the inmate’s first and last name to search the Kootenai County Jail inmate roster and determine whether an inmate is incarcerated at the facility. It provides information on all Kootenai County Jail inmates. For additional information not available online, you can fill out a Public Records Information Request Form.

Jail Records / Arrest Records:

The Kootenai County Jail does not maintain a separate online repository for jail records or arrest records.  However, the Kootenai County Jail Roster does contain information about inmates including arrest and charging information.  In addition, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department maintains a Daily Press Log that details each day’s arrests and charges. For additional information not available online, you can fill out a Public Records Information Request Form.


Kootenai County Jail does not maintain an online mugshot database, and its inmate list does contain mugshots or booking photos of inmates.  They do have a separate link with photographs of wanted criminals as well as a link for people with outstanding Kootenai County Jail warrants.  For additional information not available online, you can fill out a Public Records Information Request Form.

Jail Visitation:

As in all jail facilities, visitation is highly controlled at Kootenai County Jail facility. Visiting hours are from 7AM to 9PM, with no visits from 11:30AM to 12:30PM or from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.  Visits are 30 minutes in duration, and can be scheduled up to a week in advance using the lobby kiosk or by visiting the Telmate website at  Inmates can have two free visits per week; additional visits can be purchased through the Telmate site or lobby kiosks.  Additional rules for Kootenai County Jail visiting can be found at the Telmate website.

Jail Inmate Phone Privileges:

Inmates have access to phones in their housing areas for outgoing phone calls.  These phone calls must either be collect calls or debited from the inmate’s phone account.  Inmates cannot receive phone calls while in jail, and jail staff will not take messages for inmates.  You can block calls from inmates or unblock calls from inmates.  The jail phone service provider is Telmate, which can be reached at 866-516-0115 or at You can purchase pre-paid calling time through Telmate.

Inmate Trust Accounts:

Kootenai County Jail uses the Telmate system for its inmate trust accounts.  The jail does not accept cash, money orders, or bank cashier’s checks for inmate trust accounts; all deposits must go through the Telmate system.  In order to utilize Telmate system to place money on an inmate’s phone or trust accounts, you have several options.  First, you can use the Telmate Kiosk.  There are Kiosks located in the lobby of the Kootenai County Jail and in the lobby of the Pierce Clegg Work Release Center.    The Kiosks accept cash or credit/debit cards. You can also deposit phones using the internet at  You can deposit funds by phone by calling Telmate Customer Service at 866-516-0115.

Post Bail:

You can post bond in several different ways.  You can contact a bonding company or bail bondsman; you can pay a cash bond with a credit card at; you can post cash bond using funds from an inmate trust account; you can post a cash or property bond through the Clerk of the Court during regular business hours.  If an inmate does not bond out, he can go to court where the judge may raise, lower, or leave their bond unchanged or release them on their own recognizance.  If you have additional questions about charges and bonds, you can contact Kootenai County Jail booking to ask about a specific inmate.

If you need the services of a bail bondman, there are several that service the Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho area:

Quick Release Bail Bonds
5431 N Government Way #101B
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone:(208) 667-0899
Hours:  Open 24 hours

National Bail Bonds Coeur d'Alene 
1801 Lincoln Way #4
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone:(208) 762-2245
Hours:  Open 24 hours

All North Idaho Bail Bonds
5433 N Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone:(208) 769-9404
Hours:  Open 24 hours

Freedom By Toni Bailbonds
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Phone:(208) 661-7102
Hours:  Open 24 hours

Defense Attorneys:

You may find it helpful to secure the services of a criminal defense attorney for your loved one.  Some defense attorneys in the Coeur d’Alene area are:

Sullivan Law Office, PLLC 
320 E Neider Ave #207
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone:(208) 714-0502
Hours:  9AM–5PM

Walsh Law Group PLLC
1048 N 3rd St
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone:(208) 415-1750
Hours:  8AM–5PM

Amendola Doty & Brumley, PLLC 
702 N 4th St
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone:(866) 958-9512
Hours:  8AM–5PM

Redal and Redal Attorneys at Law 
5431 N. Government Way Suite 101 A
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Phone:(208) 676-9999
Hours:  9AM–5PM

Sheckler Law Office PLLC
500 N Government Way #600
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone:(208) 292-4649
Hours:  9AM–5PM


If you have a family member or friend currently serving time at Kootenai County Jail, you should now be able to contact them given the information provided in this article.  If you seek additional assistance or have questions which were not answered, it's best to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department.

Kootenai County Jail Data & Statistics:

Average Daily Population 341
Total Confined 445
Total Confined Males Aged 18+ 34
Full-Time Prison Employees 107
Total Salaries for Full/Part Time Employees $4,883,717.00
Number of Inmates on Work Assignment 22
Number of Inmates in Education Programs 45
*statistical information was retrieved from latest available copy of prison data provided by census bureau

Year Built or Opened: Kootenai County Warden or Supervisor: Major Kim Edmondson Total Capacity: 327 Security Level(s): Minimum

PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000

Phone Number(s): 208-446-1300
Fax Number: 208-446-1308
Email Address: [email protected]

5500 North Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

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