Rules

IDOC member performing annual visitor background checks
Annual background checks are performed on all visitors

General Visiting Rules

All potential visitors must complete a visiting application and submit it to the institution in which the offender is housed. If the offender is new to the prison, visitors must wait until the offender has been classified before submitting the application so that they will know which institution to send it to. Offenders are NOT allowed visitors during the reception and diagnostic process. Visiting applications, visiting rules, and related forms are available for download on this page. In addition, offenders can obtain and mail the forms to potential visitors.

Visiting room staff will notify offenders when the application process and background check have been completed.  The process normally takes two to four weeks. Offenders are responsible to notify their prospective visitor of the decision.

The visiting schedule for each facility is available under each facility's link on this website. Please be advised that visiting schedules can change because of weather and/or emergency situations.  In addition, NICI has site-specific visiting rules due its location and weather. Visitors may contact facility visiting staff at all facilities to confirm offender housing locations and corresponding visiting schedules or use offender search

Please note: It is a crime to introduce contraband. Idaho Code 18-2510 states that a person commits a crime by knowingly introducing or possessing contraband in a correctional facility.  Contraband includes but is not limited to tobacco, cell phone(s) or telecommunication equipment, controlled/illegal substances, firearms or dangerous weapons, ammunition/explosives, and escape tools or devices.  Violations are punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years and/or fine of up to $10,000. 

Staff may search any item or any visitor entering the visiting area to enforce Idaho Code 18-2510. No outside food of any kind may be brought in to include gum and candy. The only exceptions are detailed in the Visiting Rules link below. No pictures of any kind are allowed, including those on keychain-sized electronic picture viewers. Also, no oils, religious oils, can openers of any kind, sunglasses or documents of any kind are allowed.

 

Visiting Rules for Offenders and Visitors

Visiting Application - Adult

Visiting Application - Minor Child

Visiting Standard Operating Procedures

Visiting Schedules -Southwest Institutions
South Boise Complex and CWC's
CAPP - Correctional Alternative Placement Program
ICC  - Idaho Correctional Center
IMSI - Idaho Maximum Security Institution
ISCI - Idaho State Correctional Institution
SBWCC - South Boise Women's Correctional Center
SICI - South Idaho Correctional Institution
SICI-CWC - South Idaho Community Work Center
EB-CWC - East Boise Community Work Center
Nampa CWC - Nampa Community Work Center

 

 

Visiting Schedules -Northern & Eastern Institutions
North Idaho (Cottonwood and Orofino)
NICI - North Idaho Correctional Institution (Cottonwood, ID)
ICIO - Idaho Correctional Institution Orofino (Orofino, ID)
East Idaho (Pocatello and St. Anthony)
PWCC - Pocatello Women's Correctional Center (Pocatello, ID)   
SAWC - St. Anthony Work Camp (St. Anthony, ID)
IF-CWC - Idaho Falls Community Work Center (Idaho Falls, ID)