Owyhee County Jail, ID Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

20381 Highway 78 PO Box 128, Murphy, ID, 83650
Owyhee County Jail

The Owyhee County Jailopened as a solution to housing prisoners safely, efficiently and humanely.

The prison is operated and maintained by Idaho Sheriff’s Office.

We have given below important need to know information such as how to find someone at Owyhee County Jail, how to send money, mail, and visit inmates.

How to Find Someone in Owyhee County Jail

It is really easy to find someone in Owyhee County Jail in Idaho. The Owyhee County Jail has its jail roster available to the general public. You can find their jail tracker on the Owyhee County Jail website.

You can do an inmate search by the inmates first and last name. When doing a successful inmate search, you will see the following inmate's information, their mugshot, charges they have against them, inmate's full name, date of birth, as well as other personally identifying information.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates at the Owyhee County Jail are allowed to receive letters, photographs, and money orders for their commissary account. The inmates are not allowed to receive any kind of sexual or nudity photos.

You can send the inmate's mail to the address listed below:

Inmate's Name
In Care of the Owyhee County Jail
20381 Highway 78 PO Box 128, Murphy, ID, 83650

Sending Money

You can use the kiosk in the Owyhee County Jail lobby to deposit funds into an inmate's commissary account. The kiosk is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The kiosk accepts cash, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard’s.

If it's more convenient for you to mail a money order to the jail, you can do so. Make sure to make all money orders payable to the Owyhee County Jail.

Phone calls

Inmates at Owyhee County Jail are not permitted to receive incoming phone calls. The jail staff won't take any messages for the inmates either.

The jail supplies phones for the inmates to use. The inmates are allowed to make prepaid collect, prepaid calling cards and collect calls.

For their phone service, the Owyhee County Jail contracts with Pay Tel Communication. Inmates are allowed to talk for 20-minute increments at a time. The call will be disconnected when the 20-minutes is over.


The inmates at Owyhee County have access to their Pay Tel Communication account. However, they do not have access to the internet.

The Pay Tel Communication account allows inmates the ability to message their friends and family back home, so it's more than just a phone service. There is a fee associated with this service.

Visiting Rules

There is no guaranteed on any visits. It is up to the Owyhee County Sheriff to either approve or deny visits.

15 minutes before your visitation time you need to get to the jail.

Personal belongings are not permitted in the visitation area so make sure you leave all your personal belongings in your car. Visitors will be searched and must follow a strict dress code.

The jail staff can refuse a visitation for any reason.

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Owyhee County Jail
20381 Highway 78 PO Box 128, Murphy, ID, 83650

Owyhee County Jail Information

Jail Name Owyhee County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 20381 Highway 78 PO Box 128, Murphy, ID, 83650
Phone 208-495-1154
City Murphy
Postal Code 83650
State Idaho
County Owyhee County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are permitted to have one visitation per calendar week.

This visitation can have up to three people only. This includes children as well.

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