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


Email: nici@idoc.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-962-3276


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.


Please read and be familiar with the Visiting Rules for Residents and Visitors and complete the visiting application process before visiting the facility.

Visiting schedules are subject to change based on emergency situations.





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    North Idaho Correctional Institution
    North Idaho Correctional Institution
    Physical Address
    North Idaho Correctional Institution
    236 Radar Rd