Idaho State Correctional Center

The Idaho State Correctional Center is a state prison for male inmates located in Kuna, Idaho. It is one of seven facilities in a small area known as the “South Boise Prison Complex.” This facility opened in 2000, and it was once run by the Corrections Corporation of America. However, in 2014, governor Buch Otter announced that the state would take over the facility when CCA’s contract expired.

In 2014, the FBI began an investigation of the CCA management of the prison. The ACLU, which sued on behalf of inmates in 2010, claimed that understaffing resulted in high levels of violence at the facility, which prompted some inmates to refer to it as a "gladiator school."

The Idaho State Correctional Center is the largest in the state of Idaho, and it houses a maximum of 2,170 inmates at minimum, medium, and maximum custody levels.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All visitors must be approved before they can visit an inmate at the Idaho State Correctional Center. You must fill out the form completely, and then mail it to:

ISCC, Visiting Supervision

P.O. Box 70010

Kuna, ID 83707

Visiting schedules are subject to change. Please read and be familiar with the Visiting Rules for Offenders and Visitors and complete the visiting application process before visiting the facility. 

*If a visitor is late, they must wait until the next entry time. No Exceptions.

Day

Population 

Morning Visit

Early Afternoon Visit

Late Afternoon Visit

Evening Visit

Visitor

Check-in

Visit Time

Visitor

Check-in

Visit Time

Visitor

Check-in

Visit Time

Visitor

Check-in

Visit Time

MON

PC

8:30-9:00 

9:00-11:30

1:15-1:45

2:00-3:15

 

 

 

 

WED

PC

8:30-9:00 

9:00-11:30

1:15-1:45

2:00-3:15

 

 

 

 

THU

North Wing

H2

 

 

11:30-12:00

12:00-2:00

2:30-3:00

3:00-5:00

5:30-6:00

6:00-8:00

FRI

West Wing

H1 H3

 

 

11:30-12:00

12:00-2:00

2:30-3:00

3:00-5:00

5:30-6:00

6:00-8:00

SAT

North Wing

H2

8:00-8:30

8:30-10:30

11:30-12:00

12:00-2:00

2:30-3:00

3:00-5:00

 

 

SUN

West Wing

H1   H3

8:00-8:30

8:30-10:30

11:30-12:00

12:00-2:00

2:30-3:00

3:00-5:00

 

 

** G Block recently changed to closed custody offenders.  All close custody visitation is done by video. The inmate will need to initiate the visitation through the staff in G BLock to be placed on the schedule.

  • Monday & Wednesday are reserved for D1 & D2 (Protective Custody)
  • Thursday & Saturday are reserved for North Wing (D3, E, F) and H2
  • Friday and Sunday are reserved for West Wing (B,C) and H1 & H3

For questions or concerns regarding visiting, please email isccvisiting@idoc.idaho.gov for best results.

The only items visitors are allowed to bring into the visiting room are: Photo identification, money for vending machines, vehicle keys, and if small children are visiting, a diaper bag. (The diaper bag may contain diapers; wipes; a pacifier; two bottles of formula, milk, water, or juice; and a container of baby food or cereal.) 

Prescription medication that must be taken during the visit or readily available for emergency use, such as inhalers for asthma attacks, must be prescribed to the visitor, in the container in which it was prescribed, and must not be expired. 

Only after staff has verified whom the medication was prescribed to and that it is not expired, will a single or appropriate dose be allowed to accompany the visitor into the visiting area. 

No cell phones, beepers, laptop/palm computers, cameras, or other electronic equipment is allowed. The use of tobacco products on IDOC property is not allowed, to include parking areas. No tobacco can be brought into any facility. All tobacco products must be stored in a locked vehicle.

Visitors over the age of 16 must have valid and current photo identification (ID) (specifically a driver’s license, state-issued ID, military ID, or valid/current United States passport). Visitors between the age of 16 and 18 years can also use student ID cards issued by their schools. 

No food or drink from outside the facility is allowed to be brought into the facility. Visitors may purchase food and drink items for consumption by the visitor and inmate. Visitors must take unopened food and drink items with them at the end of visiting. Visitors must provide their own change or vending card.

Inmates may not give or receive any item from a visitor. Visitors may not give or receive any item from an inmate. 

Visitors must wear garments that are conservative and modest. Proper underclothing must be worn. No bare feet. 

Attire That Is Not Allowed: sleeveless garments, bare midriffs, scrubs, shorts, cutoffs, miniskirts, hats, caps, bandanas, doo-rags, spandex, and low-cut or see-through clothing. (Note: Medical exceptions may be made for headwear. In addition, scrubs may be worn at CRC facilities) 

Multi-layered clothing that could be used to conceal contraband, such as coats and sweatshirts, are also not allowed. Correctional staff will use discretion with young children, normally those under eight years of age. 

The following physical contact is allowed during a visit: holding hands in plain view, and placing one arm around the shoulder with the hand on the shoulder. 

All custody levels allow a brief, closed-mouth kiss and embrace at the beginning and end of the visit. Children age six and younger may sit on the inmate's lap. Goodbyes are said in the assigned visiting area. 

Physical Address

Idaho State Correctional Center
14601 S. Pleasant Valley Rd
Kuna, ID 83634

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/fAKWzv98JLDg5avf8

General Phone Number

​(208)-331-2760

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Idaho State Correctional Center
PO Box 70010
Boise, ID 83707

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Center can’t receive calls. During assigned times, inmates have access to a phone and can make outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Idaho, please click here.

How to Send Money

One more way the IDOC continues to move forward with technology that helps minimize barriers for the offenders and their families is through the inmate banking solution called Access Corrections. It's not a bankㄧ instead, it is an account management system designed to manage trust accounts in near real time.

Visit the Deposit and Payment Services FAQ page or www.accesscorrections.com for fees and full details.

Access Corrections will accept deposits for inmate trust account online, by phone, by mail and through authorized retailers. 

  • Online:      www.accesscorrections.com (fees apply)
  • Phone:      1-866-345-1884 (fees apply)
  • Walk-in Sites: CashPayToday.com (call 1-844-340-2274 to enroll and find a location) and AceCashExpress.com (call 1-877-223-2274 to find a location)
  • Mail (free service):                                                

Secure Deposits-Idaho DOC                                              
PO Box 12486                                                                            
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​Programs For ​Inmates

The Department provides evidence-based programs to address the behaviors that resulted in the inmate's incarceration. The goal is to teach them how they can change their lives by changing their thinking.  

Education

  • Adult Basic Education

Target:  Students assessed below the 6th grade level in reading or math

All offenders will demonstrate completion of the Education/Career Bridge One series in language arts, math, science and social studies.  Priority is given to offenders 21 and younger. 

  • Developmental Education

Target:  Students assessed at the 6th grade level in reading or math, with secondary education goal. All offenders will demonstrate completion of the Education/Career Bridge Two series in language arts, math, science and social studies.  Priority is given to offenders 21 and younger. 

Goals:  Provide higher level instruction integrated with technology and financial literacy leading to secondary education completion.

  • Career Technical Education 

Goals: Provide training programs taught by certified correctional education staff resulting in industry certification, or contracted college/university staff with post-secondary competency certificates.  

Curricula is approved by the Idaho State Department of Education or in accordance with industry standards that provide offenders with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to secure employment in occupations identified by the US Department of Labor and/or the Idaho Workforce Development Council to be in-demand in the State of Idaho.

Courses and Certifications offered are:

  1. Undergraduate Coursework
    • Skill Stack Badge Program
      • Dairy Science
      • Administrative Services
      • Ornamental Horticulture
      • Welding
  2. National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Certification:
    • Core
    • Carpentry
    • Masonry
    • Electrical Wiring
    • Cabinet Making
    • Drywall
    • Electronic Systems Technician
  3. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 
    • Access
    • Excel
    • Excel Expert
    • Outlook
    • Power Point
    • Word
    • Word Expert
  4. Registered Apprenticeships
    • Drywall Applicator
    • Residential Electrician
    • Residential Carpenter
    • Bricklayer

Treatment

The Department provides evidence-based treatment to inmates. The ultimate goal is to reduce recidivism as inmates are released to communities.

All offenders are assessed to determine their medical condition, programmatic needs, education level, and mental health. The information from these assessments is used to format a rehabilitation program to address each offender's identified risk and needs.

Programs and services address the following areas:

  • Cognitive/Behavioral
  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Education and vocational education
  • Family reunification
  • Aftercare

The basis of quality treatment and education is twofold: Good assessments and good case plans. Case plans prioritize offenders needs and create a plan for accountability that can lead to successful reintegration into our communities.

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Careers at Idaho State Correctional Center

Idaho State Correctional Center is run by the Idaho Department of Corrections. If you are interested in a job at the facility, click here.

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