Jail and Inmate Search in Idaho

ID currently has 601 inmates in jail and 7,365 in prison. Another 432 of the state criminals are held in private prisons and 17, 648 out of state, interstate or in community lockup. Along with those in prison and jail, the state manages another 32,409 on probation and 5,054 on parole. 77.75% of prisoners in ID are male and the remainder female. Almost 75% of offenders are white with another 12% being Hispanic and the remainder African American, Native American, Pacific Islander or Asian. The average age of those incarcerated is 39.

What are Jail Records?

Idaho jail inmate search records are all the forms and documents that are filled out and kept in a database when someone is in the ID prison system. The paperwork trail follows them throughout their stay. From the time they are arrested until they are released from prison, everything that happens to them is documented, and the file is updated. Most states keep all this information online and searchable so each agency can find inmates easily and keep them updated. Every visit from the inmate's lawyer, family or friends is recorded, every move to a new facility, any altercations they encounter or medical issues are all entered their permanent jail record. 

How to Perform Idaho Inmate Lookup

ID has an offender search database on their website. You can find someone with just first and last names. You will then see a list of inmates, and you can click on each one to see more detail. Although you can see the name, address and phone number of the facility where they are held, you won’t see much more information about them, only their crimes and the sentence they are serving. In Idaho inmate search records you will see their name, their ID number, gender, and age but that is about it. You can use an Idaho prison inmate search online to search for inmates and get much more information including their entire criminal history and mug shots.

Creating Public Jail Records

ID jail records begin when someone is arrested in the state. Local law enforcement gets the ball rolling by filling out a RAP sheet on the person and holding them in jail. After that, they stay there until a hearing, or they get moved to another facility. With every event that takes place, more paperwork is filled out and recorded. Every detail is kept in their file and an online database so each new agency can find them and update the jail records as the inmate progressed through the system.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Idaho Imprisonment Rate
Idaho Imprisonment Rate: 489
Prison Population
Prison Population: 7,376
Probation Population
Probation Population: 32,898
Parole Population
Parole Population: 4,875
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black: White Ratio - 4.7: 1 Hispanic: White Ratio - 1.4: 1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 200
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 23,106 (1.89%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 580 (6.98%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 280

Idaho Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Idaho prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 8,252, that saw a 2.5% increase compared to the previous year. Females made up 12.3% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 7,239 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Idaho

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Idaho

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Idaho is 8,252 inmates, that is 12.7% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Idaho was in 2016, when the number of prisoners was 8,252 inmates.

Idaho Parole Population

Idaho parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 4,875 people, 402 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 179 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 3.7%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Idaho

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

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Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 0
Discretionary: 1,701
Reinstatement: 1,347
Term of supervised release: 0
Other: 7
Unknown or not reported: 0

Idaho Prisons

ID maintains and operates 36 jails over 44 counties and another ten prisons. With a staff of only 1,960 and a budget of $245 million, they manage more than 11,607 inmates within their penal system. Along with those incarcerated the state community corrections system oversees another 32,409 people on probation and 5,054 on parole. Per one hundred thousand residents, ID has an incarceration rate of 435, a violent crime rate of 230 and a property crime rate of 1,744. It costs ID $19,545 each year to house and care for every inmate.