Ada County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 03, 2024
7210 Barrister Dr, Boise, ID 83704
Mailing Address
PO Box 247, Phoenix, MD 21131

Ada Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Ada County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Ada Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 208-577-3113.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Ada Co Jail is a detention center located at 7210 Barrister Dr Boise, ID which is operated locally by the Ada County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Ada County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Boise Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Idaho here.

The Ada County Jail, established in 1977 as part of the Ada County-Boise City Public Safety Building, has undergone multiple expansions over the years. Originally designed to accommodate a maximum of 160 inmates plus 32 work release prisoners, it now boasts a total inmate capacity of 1224.

Inmate classification is a vital aspect of the facility's operations, ensuring heightened security for both inmates and staff. Classification involves a thorough risk assessment based on an inmate's criminal history, behavior, and any mental or physical disabilities. Inmates are assigned security risk levels ranging from minimum to maximum, dictating their privileges and access to programs.

The jail employs various inmate supervision methods, including the Close Custody Unit (CCU) for more violent offenders and Direct Supervision, which utilizes dormitory-style housing. Each male dorm accommodates 92 inmates, while female dorms house 56, with one deputy typically overseeing an entire dorm.

Incoming mail to inmates must be properly addressed and may be scanned for contraband or security threats. Inmates may receive written letters and standard photographs but are prohibited from receiving certain items, including Polaroid photographs and materials depicting nudity or gang-related content.

Phone calls to inmates are not permitted, but inmates can purchase phone time for outgoing calls. Money deposited into an inmate's trust account can be used to buy items from the commissary, with a portion automatically allocated for medical co-pays. Inmates must maintain a minimum balance in their account for essential items, and revenue generated from the commissary program is reinvested in inmate-related services and amenities.

Overall, the Ada County Jail is committed to maintaining safety, security, and humane treatment for all individuals in its custody, while also facilitating essential communication and financial transactions between inmates and their support networks.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Idaho. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Ada County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

All visits between inmates and members of the public are completed online using the Ada County Jail Video Visitation system.

Schedule your next visit online with Getting Out.

Each inmate is given two, free 25-minute online visits each week. Additional visits are available to purchase for a small fee.

For answers to questions about the online video visitation system or for help setting up a new account, visit Getting Out or call 1.866.516.0115.

For questions about online video visitation at the Ada County Jail, call 208 577-3113.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.