North Idaho Correctional Institution (NICI)
NICI is a former military radar station north of the small town of Cottonwood. This facility is a program-specific prison with an operating capacity of 428 male residents. NICI primarily houses residents sentenced under a retained jurisdiction sentence. Retained jurisdiction provides a sentencing alternative for courts to target individuals who might, after a period of programming and evaluation, be viable candidates for probation rather than incarceration.
Warden: Aaron Krieger
NOTE : Idaho code 18-5210 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.
Visiting schedules are subject to change based on emergency situations.
Last update: September 20, 2023