Blaine County Detention Center

The Blaine County Detention Center is a state-of-the-art, 36,000-square foot detention facility located in Hailey, Idaho and operated by the Blaine County Sheriff's Office. The function of this jail is to receive and process adults and juveniles who have been arrested by county or municipal law enforcement. 

The Blaine County Detention Center serves as a temporary holding facility, as well as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date. When someone is arrested in Blaine county, they are usually given the opportunity to post bond and be released, or they are held until their case is disposed of by the courts. 

This jail also houses individuals who have been sentenced to serve up to one year of confinement in a local setting, as well as individuals who've been sentenced for more serious crimes and are waiting for bed space to become available within the Idaho Department of Corrections. 

The Blaine County Detention Center features a total of 90 inmate beds:

  • 66 General Population Beds divided into 4 pods
  • Minimum, Medium, and Maximum Security Classifications
  • 20 Work Release Beds in Segregated Dorms
  • 4 Segregated Juveniles Holding Beds

Inmate Search

To find out if your loved one is being held in Blaine County, click here or call the jail at (208) 788-5564. Be prepared to provide the inmate’s full name and date of birth.

Upon arrival at the jail, the inmate will go through the booking process, which is the same for everyone regardless of the charge. They will either have a bond issued immediately after booking or within 72 hours of their arrest, depending upon the charges. 

Inmates will be given the opportunity to use the telephone once the booking process is completed to contact their family, attorney, and/or a bondsman to arrange a bond. Because the detention center has an automated phone system, the booking process must be completed before an inmate can make a phone call. 

Bonding someone out of the Blaine County Detention Center

A criminal bond is a financial guarantee that the arrested person will appear in court on a specified date. A BOND IS NOT A FINE. The person you are posting the bond for must appear before a judge to answer criminal charges. 

If an inmate has a bond attached to an arrest warrant or if a judge sets bond for a criminal charge in court, that inmate can be bailed out of the Blaine County Detention Center for the amount of the bond and an additional $10 administration fee. 

Cash payments for bonds or fines are accepted at any time.  Please be sure to call first to verify the exact amount needed as the jail is not able to make change.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

In-lobby visiting hours at the Blaine County Detention Center are from 9:00 am to 11:15 am, 12:00 to 5:45 pm, and from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, seven days a week excluding meal times. Each inmate is allowed one visit per day, and each visit lasts a maximum of 20 minutes. Only two visitors are allowed per visit. Any visitor under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  All adult visitors must have a photo ID.

Out-of-town visits (which last 60 Minutes) must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Out-of-town visitors are people residing 100 miles or more from the facility. Any Deputy may approve an Out-of-town visit. Inmates are allowed four out-of-town visits per month, and proof of residency required. 

Remote Visits

The Blaine County Detention Center now offers Online Tablet Visitation. Inmates are allowed 60 minutes of free online tablet visitation per week. Additional visits are available for $0.25 per minute.  

Online Tablet Visitation can be done from your home, mobile phone, or at the Jail Lobby visiting consoles. To create a new account, send messages, share photos, or schedule video visits go to, download the GettingOut app., or call 866-516-0115.

Physical Address

Blaine County Detention Center
1650 Aviation Dr
Hailey, Id 83333

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General Phone Number

(208) 788-5564

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name
Blaine County Detention Center
1650 Aviation Dr
Hailey, Id 83333 

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Blaine County Detention Center cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, the inmates do have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

All inmates at the Blaine County Detention Center have commissary accounts and are allowed to purchase items from the commissary. 

Friends and family may deposit funds on an inmate’s account using the automated Kiosk in the Detention Center Lobby. The Kiosk accepts cash, debit or credit cards and can be used to post money on an inmate’s trust account, pre-paid phone account and pay medical or housing fees. 

If the sender is out of the area, money can be put on the account directly at 866-516-0115 or Getting Out

A cashier’s check or money order can be mailed to the Blaine County Detention Center in care of the inmate’s name. The mailing address is:

Attention: Detention Administrative Assistant
1650 Aviation Drive
Hailey, ID 83333

Programs For Inmates

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Careers at Blaine County Detention Center

If you are interested in a career with the Blaine County Sheriff's Office and would like more information about the job openings and opportunities at the Blaine County Detention Center, click here.

Blaine County Sheriff is a full-service agency providing all aspects of law enforcement. Positions are available in many areas, including:

  • Two Patrol Teams - County and Ketchum 
  • Detention Team
  • Detective Team 
  • Narcotic Enforcement Team
  • Disaster Services
  • Search and Rescue 
  • Backcountry, Marine, and Snowmobile Patrol   
  • Drone Team   
  • Hispanic Liaison Team
  • Drug Recognition Expertise
  • Hostage Negotiation Team

Patrol and Detention Deputies: 

  • Full Time employees
  • Salary is $68,203 - $76,387, depending on experience ($32.79 - $36.72 per hour)
  • Grave and Swing Shift Differentials 
  • Specialty Pay 
  • Bilingual Pay
  • Instructor and Trainer Pay
  • Narcotics Enforcement Team Pay
  • Certification Incentives
  • Relocation Assistance Available
  • Rotating Schedules including days, nights, and weekends
  • Full Benefits
  • Good Character and clean background are required
  • Accepting Entry Level and Lateral Applicants