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Updated on: April 10, 2020
Idaho

About Idaho Department of Correction

The Idaho Department of Correction all started back in Lewiston and Idaho City. in 1864, the territorial legislature officially designated two city jails to be turned into territorial prisons.

During the next 8 years, these jails would house around 100 inmates and serve the territory it was on. Majority of the inmates during this time were residents of Idaho City. Unfortunately, then during the 1900s, majority of the then Idaho City territorial prison broke away and fell into the Elk Creek due to gold diggers undermining the area.

However, as of today, you can find what remained of the Idaho City territorial prison in Idaho City.

The first facility that was officially built and opened under the Idaho Department of Corrections is the Idaho State Correctional Institution. The Idaho State Correctional Institution opened its doors back in 1972.

The main mission and vision at the Idaho Department of Corrections is to provide individuals who are in one of the correctional facilities a safe and humane environment where they can learn to be accountable and take responsibility for their actions.

Basic Information

Types of Correctional Facilities in Idaho

Idaho Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Type
County
Wendell Jail City Jail Gooding County
Wilder Jail City Jail Canyon County
St. Anthony Jail City Jail Fremont County
Sandpoint Jail City Jail Bonner County
Shelley Jail City Jail Bingham County
Shoshone Jail City Jail Lincoln County
St. Maries Jail City Jail Benewah County
Stanley Jail City Jail Custer County
Sun Valley Jail City Jail Blaine County
Pinehurst Jail City Jail Shoshone County
Ponderay Jail City Jail Bonner County
Rigby Jail City Jail Jefferson County
Rexburg Jail City Jail Madison County
Preston Jail City Jail Franklin County
Rupert Jail City Jail Minidoka County
Salmon Jail City Jail Lemhi County
Lewiston Jail City Jail Nez Perce County
Moscow Jail City Jail Latah County
Montpelier Jail City Jail Bear Lake County
Nampa Jail City Jail Canyon County
Orofino Jail City Jail Clearwater County
Payette Jail City Jail Payette County
Plummer Jail City Jail Benewah County
Heyburn Jail City Jail Minidoka County
Hayden Lake Jail City Jail Kootenai County
Homedale Jail City Jail Owyhee County
Iona Jail City Jail Bonneville County
Inkom Jail City Jail Bannock County
Kamiah Jail City Jail Lewis County
Kellogg Jail City Jail Shoshone County