Idaho State Jails

Idaho Jail Information:

 Idaho, situated in the Northwestern area of the United States of America, is a mostly mountainous state. A landlocked state it is surrounded by the states of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and the Canadian province of British Columbia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2009 population of Idaho was estimated at 1,545,801.


The crime rate in Idaho is about 36% lower than the national average rate and the lowest in the West. Property crimes account for around 90.2% of the crime rate in Idaho which is 35% lower than the national rate. The remaining 6.2% are violent crimes and are about 50% lower than other states. 


Throughout Idaho's 44 counties there are 40 jail facilities with a combined rated capacity of 3,469 inmates. A jail inspection program with voluntary compliance is operated by the Idaho Sheriffs Association. The Department of Community Correction of Field and Community Services supervises 49,513 probationers and 3,361 parolees through 22 district and satellite offices. Idaho has a rate 5% higher than the national average of incarcerated adults per 100,000, whilst it has a rate 5% lower than the national average number of parolees per 100,000 people.

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Idaho State is ranked top ten safest states with lowest inarcaration rates based on total population.
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Taxpayers paid 27% lower ($20,965) than the other states per inmate in 2009.


Idaho correctional center offers education on a full-time basis to the inmate population including General Education Development (GED) and High School Equivalency and Diploma Programs. Programmes offered include plumbing, carpentry, electrical house wiring and other applicable job skills courses and life skills courses. 


Idaho has 44 counties with sheriff's, not all operating jails or offering booking logs. The Idaho Department of Corrections manages its own state prisons along with various support and service divisions.