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 (weapons, drugs, or other contraband) into a correctional facility. Staff may search any item or any visitor entering the visiting area. IDOC uses metal detectors, trained narcotics and tobacco detection dogs, and searches of visitors and their property to enforce state law (Idaho Code Sections 18-2503, 18-2504, and 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. No cell phones, oils, religious oils, can openers of any kind, sunglasses or documents of any kind are allowed.