Idaho State Prison InformationThe Idaho State Prison, renamed as the Idaho State Correctional Institution is a prison only for male inmates, opened in 1973, and is located in Idaho. It is part of seven clusters of prison, commonly known as the "South Boise Prison Complex."
The prison is the oldest operating facility in the state of Idaho, housing over 1400 inmates. In addition to this, the prison also has an infirmary, an institution of mental health, and a special unit of geriatric, dangerous, and repeat offenders.
What makes the Idaho State Prison stand out is its use of sentry guards in order to guard the various gates of the prison. In addition, various facilities also include a chapel, a recreation center with track and ball fields, a school for the inmates, and a rehabilitation center for the inmates.
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Number of Inmates
The Idaho State Prison has a maximum capacity of 1446 people, and the prison is always almost full.
Idaho State Correctional Institution, 13500 Pleasant Valley
Road, ID- 83634
General Mailing Address: Idaho State Correctional Institution, Boise, Idaho 83707. PO Box 14.
Inmate Mailing Address: Idaho State Correctional Institution, Boise, Idaho 83707. PO Box 14.
Be sure to write in the name of the inmate, their ID Number, and their housing unit, if known, clearly on top of the envelope.
Visiting hours vary, depending on the housing unit an inmate is in. In addition, the timings also change at a semi- monthly basis. In general, the visiting times are as follows:
Units 10, 13, 16, 24, and Maximum Security
Every Thursday: 10:15 am -12:30 pm; 1:45 pm -4:00 pm; 5:30 pm -7:45 pm.
Every Saturday: 9:00 am -11:15 am; 12:15 pm -2:30 pm; 3:30 pm -5:45 pm.
Every Friday: 10:15 am -12:30 pm; 1:45 pm-4:00 pm; 5:30 pm -7:45 pm.
Every Sunday: 9:00 am -11:15 am; 12:15 pm -2:30 pm; 3:30 pm -5:45 pm.
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
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The current warden of Idaho State Prison is Al Ramirez, who has held the position since 2018, taking over from Keith Yordy.
The current management of Idaho State Prison consists of 704 personnel, all functioning at various levels in the prison. The staff consists of jailers, security guards, prison guards, and canteen staff such as cooks and janitors. In addition to this, there are a number of medical professionals as well, including doctors and nurses.
- Vocational Training
- On- the- job training for entry level skills such as plumbing and electricity works
- Training for dogs which will be given for adoption.
General Education Degree
High School Diploma
English as a Second Language
- Group and individual counseling sessions
- Workshops in order to make inmates understand their mental health issues
- Making inmates understand the effects their actions have on victims.
- Rehabilitation programs for inmates addicted to alcohol and drugs.
The Idaho Department of Corrections has a search database in order to find an inmate about offenders which are currently incarcerated under them. To find an inmate, a requester needs to enter the first name, last name, and the IDOC number of the inmate. In this case, only the name of the inmates will appear, and the amount of time that they have left in prison, if they are currently incarcerated. The convictions of the inmates do not appear.