Jail Service Information

Mailing Address

Gem County Jail
410 East First Street
Emmett, ID 83617


  • The Jail does provide public fingerprinting services.
  • The service is provided seven days a week.
  • The hours are 7:00am to 8:30am … 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
  • There is a service charge of $7.50 per fingerprint card.
  • Acceptable payment forms are: Check or Cash in the exact amount.


  • Visiting Days are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Visiting Hours are 8:00am to 12:00pm … 1:00PM to 5:00pm … 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Visitors must sign up in person at the Jail.
  • A valid photo ID is required.
  • Times are first come first serve.
  • Staff will not reserve times over the phone.
  • Staff will not hand deliver anything to inmates.

Inmate Commissary Account

  • The Jail only accepts Money Orders.
  • The Jail WILL NOT accept Cash, Credit Cards or Personal Checks.
  • Fill out the “Pay to the order of” with Inmate’s name receiving the money.
  • You can mail the Money Order to the jail (see Inmate Mail Requirements).
  • You can drop the Money Order off at the Jail lobby window.

Inmate Mail Requirements

  • Full Name and Address of both the Recipient (Inmate) and Sender must appear on the front of each envelope.
  • All incoming/outgoing mail must be in a PLAIN  envelope.
  • Mail must be on regular lined paper or typed from a computer.

All incoming/outgoing mail that does not meet Jail requirements will be returned to the sender with a brief explanation.

Inmate Mail Restrictions

  • NO Homemade items glued together.
  • NO Internet printouts of any kind.
  • NO Material of a threatening, hostile or criminal nature.
  • NO Cash.
  • NO extra paper, envelopes or stamps.

Items which are sexually graphic, pornographic, violent, illegal, or dangerous will be seized.

Inmate Reading Material

  • The Jail does not allow any hard bound books.
  • The Jail does not allow magazines, internet printouts or photos printed on regular paper.
  • Books must be mailed directly by the publisher or book store to the Inmate.
  • Such items mailed to the Jail by a citizen WILL NOT be delivered.
  • Such items WILL NOT be delivered via “hand delivery” by Jail staff.

Items which are sexually graphic, pornographic, violent, illegal, or dangerous will be seized.