Canyon County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 07, 2024
1115 Albany St, Caldwell, ID 83605

Canyon County 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 TelMate Inmate Calling, 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 Canyon County Jail

You can support your loved ones at Canyon County Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 208-454-7300, 208-454-7511.

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 at Canyon County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Canyon County Jail is a detention center located at 1115 Albany St Caldwell, ID which is operated locally by the Canyon 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. Canyon County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Caldwell 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.

Canyon County - Current Arrests

Work Release Center provides housing for alternatively sentenced inmates. Judges may grant Work Release privileges to certain inmates. These inmates are gainfully employed and are productive members of society. In order to serve a sentence in the Work Release Center, inmates must pay a daily fee. When the Inmates have finished their work day, they return to the Work Release Center to sleep. On Sundays the Inmates are given four hours to conduct personal business which is not considered ‘work related’ (i.e. washing clothing, visitation, etc..). By implementing the alternative sentencing options, the Judges have helped to alleviate the crowding in the Detention Center and generate revenue for the County. Inmates who were not previously employed, but have been granted Work Release Privileges, are given the opportunity to work as an Inmate Worker in the Detention Center or perform volunteer services at the County Landfill.

Commissary for inmates is provided by CBM Managed Services in conjunction with Telmate. All sales are final and there is no refund for commissary purchases.

Inmates who are released prior to receiving their orders may pick up orders within five days of the delivery date. Any commissary orders that are not picked up will be donated to charity.

Commissary day is SATURDAY. Orders are scanned Thursday morning. Money MUST be on account prior to Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

Currently inmates are allowed to spend $45.00 weekly. They may purchase snacks, candy, personal hygiene items*, writing materials, cards and games. If an inmate is indigent (less than $2.50 on their account) they may request a free indigent writing pack which contains two stamped envelopes, a flex pen and four sheets of paper.


You may also use the Telmate Kiosk located in the Visitation Lobby. This will accept Debit/ Credit cards and cash. It will not accept coins.

*Canyon County Detention does provide basic hygiene items free of charge for all inmates but they may choose to purchase their own.

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 Canyon 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

Canyon County Jail - Visitation

Inmate visitation at the Canyon County Jail has transitioned to a video-only system provided by Getting Out. Two 30 minute, on-site visits will be provided at no cost to each inmate per week. These visits are not cumulative. Visitors should be present in the jail lobby 5 minutes before their scheduled visit. Inmates will visit via video terminal from their housing unit. Additional “on-site” visitation will be provided Monday-Sunday for an additional cost of $0.25 / min in 30-minute blocks, ($7.50).

Additional paid visits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Remote (off-site) video visiting is available to friends, family, and others via the Internet. This video visit may be conducted from any high-speed Internet connection with an available webcam, microphone, & speakers. The cost for this new service will be $0.66 / min in 30-minute blocks, ($20.00). Again, there will be no limit to the number of visits as space is available. To schedule an inmate visit Getting Out, or use the kiosks in the jail lobby to register and schedule an appointment. Inmate visitation is a privilege and may be denied for disciplinary reasons or operational necessity.

Video visitations are available 7 days a week from

8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm.

It is the responsibility of the inmate to communicate their allowed visit times to prospective visitors. Inmates will not be permitted to visit during their lockdown time. All video visitation is subject to recording and monitoring.

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.