The mission of the Payette County Detention Facility is to ensure public safety by the secure detention of those persons committed to our custody. We will also ensure that those persons committed to our custody are provided a safe and humane environment with treatment consistent toward that end.
The Sheriff must ensure the County Detention Facility is used only the following purposes:
- The detention of persons who have been committed to the Detention Facility to secure their attendance as witnesses in criminal cases;
- The detention of persons charged with a crime(s) and committed to the Detention Facility awaiting trial;
- The confinement of persons committed for contempt of court, upon civil processes or by other authority of law;
- The confinement of persons sentenced to imprisonment in the Detention Facility upon criminal conviction
Detention Facility Visitation hours are: Property for inmates will only be accepted on Wednesday. Property that will be accepted is as follows: Commissary requests are filled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Personal Recognizance Bond: Book and Release: Sentences:
The Payette County Detention Facility is located at the Payette County Courthouse at 1130 3rd Avenue North, Payette. The Payette County Detention Facility is a 26-Bed facility, built in 1972. The population of Payette County has increased 50.4% since 1972. It is expected to grow an additional 35% in the next 20 years. This has directly affected our space in the Payette County Detention Facility.
In February of 1999, a Jail Bond was passed for $1.95 million dollars. Sheriff Barowsky then oversaw the addition and renovation of the existing Detention Facility. The total square footage is approximately 12, 756. The addition includes an additional 52 beds, along with a laundry area, kitchen facility, a cafeteria/multi-purpose area, and a medical exam/breath testing room. A new visitation area was added along with an attorney/client visiting room
Inmate Visitation Information
Inmate ProgramsWork Release:
If you are sentenced to the Payette County Detention Facility and have received work release privileges from the Judge, you must provide the staff with a work schedule on company letterhead. It cost $25.00 a day to be on work release.
Landfill Recycle Program:
Inmates, who qualify, can be placed at the landfill under direct supervision to sort through the items and pick out the wood, which is turned into mulch, metal that is turned into scrap, and aluminum that is sold on the open market. By recycling these items it saves a great deal of space in the landfill and thus extends the life of the landfill.
Other ProgramsThe Payette County Detention Facility also provides the following programs to the Inmates:
CommissaryThe Payette County Detention Facility provides a fully stocked commissary, so inmates may purchase supplemental hygiene items along with snacks. The profits from these sales are then used to purchase TVs, exercise equipment, and clothing so that the taxpayers of Payette County are not burdened with these costs. If you wish to place funds on an inmate’s account, you may choose from the following options:
Inmate PhonesThe Payette County Detention Facility uses Tel-mate as our telephone service provider. If you have any questions regarding phone services, you may contact Tel-mate Customer Service at 1-866-516-0115.
Bail and Inmate InformationCash Bond:
A cash amount is paid by the defendant to cover the total cost of the bond. This can be paid in the form of a money order. Checks are not accepted for a Surety Bond. The defendant or family, friends, etc. must contact a professional Bail Bondsman to post the bond. The Bondsman has an attached fee for their services and usually requires some type of collateral. Their fee is generally 10% and they usually require a minimum fee to provide the service. The Bondsmen are registered through the State and we maintain a list of unacceptable Bondsman who have defaulted on their bonds.
A dollar amount of the bond is established, however the defendant only has to sign the bond promising to appear on the future court dates. The defendant must have a mailing address and be approved through the courts or Bond Commissioners.
The arresting Deputy can make a determination whether the defendant can be released after they are booked. This usually occurs with misdemeanor offenders; however, this can be done with some felonies.
The defendant is released upon completion of his/her required amount of time of incarceration. The courts often modify a sentence so releases may occur earlier.
Detention Facility Visitation hours are:
Property for inmates will only be accepted on Wednesday. Property that will be accepted is as follows:
Commissary requests are filled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Personal Recognizance Bond:
Book and Release: