Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
210 E Dalton Ave, Dalton Gardens, ID 83815
Mailing Address
c/o Juvenile Detention Center PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 208-446-1900

The Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 210 E Dalton Ave Dalton Gardens, ID which is operated locally by the Kootenai 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. Kootenai County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Dalton Gardens Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Juvenile Detention Center assures the safety and security of our community by detaining juvenile offenders. The facility serves the counties of: Benewah, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone.

Staff at the facility provide direct supervision and guidance to the residents through supportive encouragement and instruction. Staff assists juveniles in cultivating appropriate social, behavioral, and interpersonal skills useful in community living.

Within 24 hours of admission, JDC rules and expectations are explained. A "level system" comprised of four steps is implemented to give residents the opportunity to learn accountability. With each level increase, more responsibilities and privileges are acquired.

The facility provides multiple programs to the residents to encourage positive interpersonal development. Our local school district provides a school program with 2 full time teachers, so the residents can continue working toward their high school diploma. Other classes include: Physical Education, Life Skills, Anger Management and Faith based programming.

Although the residents are in a maximum security facility, The Detention Center can prove to be a positive learning experience for delinquent youth.

Juveniles may receive mail and are given 2 stamps per week if they wish to send mail. Additional stamps can be brought in for them if desired. A return address is required and must include full name & address of sender.

Example of addressing mail:

c/o Juvenile Detention Center
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

Inmate Locator

Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Idaho. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Visitation Information

Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center - Visitation

Regular Visiting: Saturdays and Sundays. Please call for an appointment.

Special visitation: By appointment only. Call shift supervisor (446-1900) on the day/time requested for the visit. Special visits may not be permitted on Fridays. Special visitation is reserved for siblings and those who are unable to attend regular visitation. Other visits may be granted on a case by case basis.

  1. All visits are No Contact and Visitors must sign in prior to entry.

  2. Picture identification must be presented each time you visit to verify your identity.

  3. Visitors are routinely requested to empty their pockets prior to entering for visits, and may be subject to a search. If visitors refuse, their visitation may be denied.

  4. Visitors will be denied access to the facility if they are believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  5. Personal property and/or anything that could be considered hazardous and/or dangerous is not allowed inside the facility. This includes, but is not limited to, all purses, sunglasses, wallets, cigarette lighters, matches, pocketknives, large belt buckles, etc.

  6. Visitors must remove any chewing tobacco, gum, or candy from their mouths prior to entering the secure part of the facility.

  7. If a visitor passes contraband or other unauthorized items to JDC residents, the visitor's right to visit will be suspended and/or permanently denied. Any passing of contraband will result in a criminal complaint being filed against the visitor.

  8. The following clothing items are not permitted during visitation: Swimsuits, Tank tops, Tube tops, Jackets or coats, Revealing shorts, Bare feet or See-through shirts/blouses

What can I bring in to my child?

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  • Books, NOT hardcover. They can have up to 4 in their room at a time. Books remain in facility.

  • Deck of Cards (Must be new and in sealed package)

  • Carmex or similar (In squeeze tube, sealed bubble package)

  • Photographs-no Polaroid type (up to 5)

  • Magazines (from list below)

    • Sports Illustrated
    • Reader's Digest
    • Car and Driver
    • Popular Mechanics
    • Newsweek
    • Field and Stream
    • Sound and Vision
    • Snowboarder
    • People
    • Dirt Bike
    • Stereo Review
    • Popular Science
    • Teen People
    • Teen Skiing
    • Sports Illustrated for Kids
    • Better Homes and Gardens Time

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