St. Anthony Work Camp

The St. Anthony Work Camp (SAWC) is a work camp located in the small, eastern Idaho town of St. Anthony and is designed to house 262 low-risk, minimum and community-custody male inmates. 

The facility's primary focus is to provide a vocational work project opportunities offering full-time, constructive, paid employment to inmates.  This is accomplished through contracted work and public service projects with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private employers. The program helps inmates develop good work habits, a positive work ethic, and marketable work skills while providing a financial resource to meet immediate and future needs.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All visitors must be approved before they can visit an inmate at the St. Anthony Work Camp. Please read and be familiar with the Visiting Rules for Offenders and Visitors and complete the visiting application process before visiting.

Visiting will take place two days a weekーSaturday, Sunday. Inmates will be called to visiting as space permits. 



Visitors Enter            

Visit Time

General Visiting Schedule    

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*Visiting schedules are subject to change based on emergency situations.

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, including parking areas. No tobacco can be brought the facility, so you must store them 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.

Visitors must wear clothing that is conservative and modest. Proper underclothing must be worn, and you must also wear shoes. Prohibited clothing includes: sleeveless garments, bare midriffs, scrubs, shorts, cutoffs, miniskirts, hats, caps, bandanas, doo-rags, spandex, and low-cut or see-through clothing. 

Video visits are available for inmates at St. Anthony Work Camp through JPay. You must have an account, and the fee is $4.99 per 15 minutes. You must schedule the video visit through the JPay website.

Physical Address

St. Anthony Work Camp
125 N. 8th West
St. Anthony, ID 83445

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
St. Anthony Work Camp
125 N. 8th West
St. Anthony, ID 83445

All incoming mail must be clearly addressed with the inmate's committed name (no nicknames), IDOC number, institution, and housing assignment. Incoming mail is processed and delivered within 24 hours of receipt, Monday through Friday, as long as the mail present no procedural problems.

You can also send an inmate at St. Anthony Work Camp an email or videogram using JPay.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the St. Anthony Work Camp. However, inmates have access to a phone during assigned times 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 St. Anthony Work Camp 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. 

  • Online: (fees apply)
  • 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):                                                

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​Programs For ​Inmates

SAWC has vocational work projects, Correctional Industries, education, programming, pre-release program, and work-release program.

  • 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. 

  • Employability Skills

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.

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Careers at St. Anthony Work Camp

St. Anthony Work Camp is run by the Idaho Department of Corrections. If you are interested in a job at the facility, click here.