South Idaho Correctional Institution

The South Idaho Correctional Institution (SICI) is a minimum-security state prison located in Kuna, Idaho. It is one of seven facilities in a small area known as the “South Boise Prison Complex.” 

SICI houses 590 male inmates and 112 female Riders in the Pre-Release Center (PRC). Most inmates are assigned a job and work inside or outside the facility. Vocational Work Projects include road crews for the Idaho Transportation Department and conservation and fire fighting crews for the U.S. Forest Service.  Some inmates serve as workers in the Correctional Industries program. SICI also operates the pre-release program for the majority of inmates paroling from the system.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All visitors must be approved before they can visit an inmate at the South Idaho Correctional Institution. Please read and be familiar with the Visiting Rules for Offenders and Visitors and complete the visiting application process before visiting.

Visiting schedules are subject to change based on emergency situations. For visiting questions, please send an email to: [email protected].

Visiting takes place four days a week, so general visits will not occur on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. SICI has the following visiting groups (the visiting center capacity is 85):

Group  1 = PRC/North Dorm (C,D)

Group  2 = Main Dorm

Group  3 = North Dorm (A,B, E, F)

Group  4 = MCU/East Dorm 



Group 3: North Dorm (A,B,E,F)             Check-In: 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

                                                                  Visiting: 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 pm

Group 4: MCU/East Dorm                     Check-In: 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

                                                                  Visiting: 3:15 5:00 p.m.

Group 2:  Main Dorm                             Check-In: 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

                                                                  Visiting: 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.


Group 3: North Dorm (A,B,E,F)            Check-In: 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.  

                                                                  Visiting: 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Group 4: MCU/East Dorm                    Check-In: 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

                                                                 Visiting: 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Group 1: PRC/North Dorm (C,D)         Check-In: 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

                                                                Visiting: 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 


Group 1: PRC/North Dorm (C,D)        Check-In: 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

                                                                Visiting: 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Group 3: North Dorm (A,B,E,F)          Check-In: 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

                                                               Visiting: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Group 2: Main Dorm                           Check-In: 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

                                                               Visiting: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Group 2: Main Dorm                         Check-In: 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

                                                             Visiting: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Group 4: MCU/East Dorm               Check-In: 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.

                                                            Visiting: 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Group 1: PRC/North Dorm (C,D)   Check-In: 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

                                                           Visiting: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The only items visitors are allowed to bring into the visiting room are: 

  • Photo identification
  • Money for vending machines (No paper money is allowed in visiting rooms. Visitors may bring coins in clear plastic bags or debit or credit cards, if applicable, to make vending machine purchases)
  • Vehicle keys
  • Diaper bag (if small children are visiting. 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)

No electronic equipment of any kind (including cell phones) is allowed in the visiting area. 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, 16 and older, 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 the outside is allowed to be brought into the facility. Visitors may purchase food and drink items in the vending machines 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.  Prohibited clothing includes: sleeveless garments, bare midriffs, scrubs, shorts, cutoffs, miniskirts, hats, caps, bandanas, doo-rags, spandex, and low-cut or see-through clothing. 

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. 

Physical Address

South Idaho Correctional Institution
13900 Pleasant Valley Rd
Kuna, ID 83634

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
South Idaho Correctional Institution
PO Box 8509
Boise, ID 83707

All incoming mail must be clearly addressed with the inmate's committed name (no nicknames), IDOC number, institution, and housing assignment. Incoming mail that presents no procedural problems will be processed and delivered within 24 hours of receipt, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. 

Junk mail such as direct marketing, mass mailings, sales flyers, credit card applications, coupons, etc. will be destroyed.

Contraband (prohibited mail) is anything that is prohibited by Board, Department, or facility rules, policies, directives, or standard operating procedures. Do not send an inmate contraband.

You can also send an inmate at South Idaho Correctional Institution an email or videogram using JPay.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an Inmate at the South Idaho Correctional Institution. However, 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

You can send money to an inmate at South Idaho Correctional Institution through Access Corrections. Visit the Deposit and Payment Services FAQ page or for fees and full details.

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

Phone:  1-866-345-1884 (fees apply)

  • Walk-in Sites: (call 1-844-340-2274 to enroll and find a location) and (call 1-877-223-2274 to find a location)
  • Mail (free service):                                                

Secure Deposits-Idaho DOC                                              
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​Programs For ​Inmates

  • The Pre-release Program

This program provides inmates with the opportunity to learn the skills of communication, personal goal setting, and attitudes they need to maintain strong family ties, find and keep good jobs, and manage their finances. 

The curriculum consists of three components – the Prerelease Manual addressing areas of life skills, Education/Career Planning aligned with the Department of Labor’s Career Information Services software and leads inmates through career exploration, resume writing, job application and interview skills, and finally, Computer Literacy. 

“I’ve learned how to apply for jobs, how to interview for jobs,” an inmate shared in a post class evaluation. “I like computers. I never knew you could do all this stuff (on computers) because I only saw them being used by my aunties for chatting with men.”

  • Employability Skills

Career technical program advisory committees have stated the need for “soft skills” training for offender students, in addition to their skill of trade. The top three most important skills identified by employers are: Ability to work in teams, Ability to make decisions/solve problems, and the Ability to communicate inside/outside organization 

The Employability Skills Framework is broad enough to fit all classrooms. By integrating employability skills into academic and technical skill instruction, all students are receiving instruction in preparation for the job market and release. 

  • Education

Adult Basic Literacy – Attainment of 6th grade level in Reading/Math

Secondary Education – High School Diploma/GED

Vocational Reading/Math – 8th grade level Reading/Math 

Post-Secondary Reading/Math – 12th grade level Reading/Math

Telecommunication Technology ( C-Tech certification)

Microsoft Digital Literacy

Education/Career Planning

  • Treatment

Evidence-based treatment is provided to inmates, with the ultimate goal being 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, and Aftercare.

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Careers at South Idaho Correctional Institution

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