The basic goal of the Jefferson County jail is to provide a safe, sanitary and secure place of detention for all persons incarcerated. The jail shall also provide a safe, secure and professional environment for jail staff, visitors and professional user agencies.
The jail must protect the community by securely holding persons who are determined to pose a threat to public safety. The jail will provide secure constitutional, and humane care for adult male and female prisoners consistent with the U.S. constitution and Idaho Sheriff's Association for Jail Standards for: inmates on Pretrial status, and sentenced inmates until their sentences are served.
Actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.a
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Jefferson County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 208-745-9210 to ask for special consideration.