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Adams County Jail

The Adams County Jail, located in the metropolitan Council area, is a medium-sized correctional facility spanning 17 acres. It serves as a detention center for individuals awaiting trial, with a capacity of 85 beds. Despite primarily functioning as a jail, the Adams County facility also offers reintegration programs designed for male inmates who have been convicted. The security level at the jail is categorized as minimum. On a monthly basis, an average of 351 individuals are booked into the Adams County Jail. The facility is overseen by a staff of 22 members. Throughout a typical year, the jail employs over 42 prisoners to perform various support services such as kitchen and laundry tasks, as well as other activities.

Information for Visitors of the Jail

The jail has specific visiting hours for both male and female inmates. On Sundays, female visitation is scheduled from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, while male visitation follows from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. For Tuesday and Thursday, the visiting hours are allocated differently. Female inmates can receive visitors from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, while male inmates are allowed visitors from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

During each visitation day, each inmate is granted a maximum of 30 minutes for their visit. Visitors must bring a valid photo ID, and if a juvenile wishes to visit, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Inmates have access to a telephone, but they can only make outgoing collect calls. It’s important to note that incoming calls to inmates are not permitted.

Certain items such as books, clothing, and food items are prohibited from being brought to the jail for inmates. If you wish to leave money for an inmate, please contact the jail staff at the front desk. They accept cash and money orders but do not accept personal checks.


Phone Communication for Inmates

Inmate Phone Service Provider: CTEL Consolidated Telecom Inc.
Phone Number: 877-998-5678


Adams County Sheriff Department

The provision of law enforcement services in the unincorporated areas of Adams County and its surrounding communities is the responsibility of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office also oversees the law enforcement activities in the Hell’s Canyon Recreational Area, including the jurisdiction over two dams. Collaboration with the authorities from Baker County, Oregon is common in this area. Deputies of the Sheriff’s Office are involved in serving various legal documents such as subpoenas, summonses, warrants, protection orders, detention orders, notices to vacate, small claims, and writs. Additionally, the Adams County Sheriff assumes additional duties concerning the management of the County Jail, Emergency Services, and Driver’s License/ID Services.


Overview of Adams County

Adams County, located near the center of Idaho, is a rural county with a rich history. Established on March 3, 1911, its county seat is Council. The county was named in honor of John Adams, the second President of the United States. The Council valley served as a significant meeting place for the Nez Perce and Shoshoni Indian Tribes in the past. Notably, Adams County encompasses parts of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and the Payette National Forest.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the county had a population of 3,976 people residing in 1,748 households and 1,185 families. The population density was recorded at 2.9 inhabitants per square mile (1.1/km2). There were a total of 2,636 housing units with an average density of 1.9 per square mile (0.73/km2). The racial composition of Adams County consisted of 96.1% White individuals, 1.0% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% Black or African American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. The Hispanic or Latino population accounted for 2.4% of the total.

Adams County, as per the 2020 census, had a population of 4,379, making it the fifth-least populous county in Idaho. The county seat, Council, is also its largest city. The county features recreational attractions such as the Brundage Mountain ski area, located northeast of New Meadows, and the Little Ski Hill, situated west of McCall. Sharing its western boundary with the eastern line of Oregon, Adams County is spread across a total area of 1,370 square miles (3,500 km2), encompassing 1,363 square miles (3,530 km2) of land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (0.5%) of water.


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Adams County Jail

201 Industrial Ave.

Council, ID 83612