NEW FACILITY OPENS
In 2008 Blaine County opened a new 36,000 square foot modern detention facility. Our  state of the art detention center has a total of 90 beds including 66 general population beds divided into 4 jail pods providing minimum, medium and maximum security classifications. The general population pods also contain 4 beds in special needs cells with negative air flow to prevent the spread of infectious disease. An additional 20 inmates can be housed in male and female work release dorms and up to 4 juveniles can be held up to 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) in segregated holding cells.  The Blaine County Detention Facility offers modern new technology to assist inmates and visitors and ensure safety and security for all.
 
VIDEO VISITATION
Each pod is equipped with state of the art video visitation consoles which allow inmates to see and hear their visiting friends and family directly from their cell.  Visiting hours are daily from 9:00 am to 11:15 am, 12:00 pm to 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  Inmates are allowed a maximum of 2 visitors for a total of 20 minutes visitation per day with each person visiting one at a time. Click below to download a full list of visitation rules provided in both English or Spanish.
 
 
VISITATION RULES
Books, puzzles, games, etc. may be donated to the Detention Center Library but not to a specific inmate. All book donations must be soft cover, in new condition without water damage, torn pages or ripped covers. Games must be new in the box and wrapped in plastic. After careful inspection donations will be added to the Inmate Library and available for check out.
 
We  no longer accept packages from a publisher with books or games for any particular inmate.
 
Click on the links below to download Inmate Visitation Rules in either English or Spanish. Rules subject to change.
 
 
 
CENTRAL CONTROL
A Central Control system allows the detention center staff to monitor the movement and safety of inmates and employees in the entire jail area and reduces the number of staff needed to operate the facility.  
   
VIDEO ARRAIGNMENT
Inmates are arraigned at the Detention Facility via Video Arraignment which allows both inmates and the Court to see and hear each other in real-time.  A phone provides for private conversations with their attorney and a fax machine is set up direct to the court in case they need to sign any court documents.
 
MEDICAL CARE
Inmates are entitled to receive medical care by Federal Law.  Correctional Healthcare Companies provides licensed health care professionals to dispense inmate medications, perform mental health, dental and medical screenings and hold sick call in-house inside our facility. Providing medical care onsite allows deputies to remain in service rather than transporting inmates to and from area medical facilities. 

PAYMENT KIOSK
A  payment Kiosk operated by Telmate is located in the Jail Lobby which allows friends and family to deposit funds into an inmate’s account through a banking service.  Accepting cash, credit or debit, the Kiosk accepts payments for inmate trust accounts, prepaid phone accounts, housing fees, fingerprint fees, medical fees and civil fees. All Kiosk services are in English and Spanish.  To avoid inconvenience to family or friends who may be driving long distances solely to put funds on an inmate's account, payments may be made at any of the following facilities with Telmate Kiosks for Blaine County inmates:

Ada County Jail

Bannock County Jail

Bingham County Jail
Canyon County Jail
Elmore County Jail
Fremont County Jail
Gooding County Jail
Jerome County Jail
Kootenai County Jail
Madison County Jail
Mini-Cassia Justice Center
Owyhee County Jail
Payette County Jail
Twin Falls County Jail
Washington County Jail
3B Juvenile Detention Center
Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center
Ft. Hall Jail
 
or by calling Telmate Direct at (866)516-0115
 
 
WHO IS IN OUR JAIL
The Blaine County Detention Facility houses inmates from each law enforcement agency in the county and the court. The Blaine County Jail houses offenders of all types, including those arrested, awaiting trial or serving sentences for misdemeanors and certain felonies. Defendants who are sentenced for felony convictions of more than a one year term are transferred to the state prison system for incarceration. Each inmate is given a complete security risk assessment at the time of booking, then classified and housed accordingly. Male and Females are housed seperatly at all times.  Juvenile inmates can be held for 48 hours (excluding weekends or holidays) or transferred to the Snake River Detention Facility in Twin Falls  for longer stays. Detention Deputies transport inmates both to the offsite locations and return the inmates for all court proceedings or releases.
 
DETENTION DUTIES
Being a Deputy in the Blaine County Detention Facility is a highly skilled profession for which deputies receive continual specialized training. Detention Deputies perform a long list of interesting and challenging duties daily. A typical shift may include assisting multiple inmates through the booking and/or release processes including signing inmates in and out for the work release program, assessing security classifications and processing legal and financial documents. Detention Deputies supervise inmates both in video arraignment in our facility and in the actual courtroom, control inmate safety at recreation and in their cells, transport inmates both to and from other facilities and coordinate video visitation. In addition to routine security checks, Detention Deputies are responsible for  providing suicide watch every 15 minutes, meals three times a day, clothing and property exchange as necessary, and weekly hygiene supples. Deputies also ensure inmates receive medical, dental and mental health screenings through our licensed providers. Deputies on special assignment also provide courtroom and jury security for the Blaine County District, Magistrate, and Juvenile Courts in addition to their detention duties. Most importantly, our Detention Deputies provide safety and security for all the inmates, staff, visitors and citizens of Blaine County.

HOUSING FEES
All incarcerated Blaine County inmates are charged $25 per day housing fee pursuant to Idaho State Law to assist the county with incarceration costs. Inmates from other counties are charged a $35 per day housing fee. These daily fees pertain to any part of a day spent incarcerated in the Blaine County Jail. There is a maximum of $500 per case, not including probation violations. Additionally, all non-indigent inmates are also charged for all of their in custody medical expenses.

WORK RELEASE FEES
The Blaine County Sheriff's Work Release Program is designed to allow low risk offenders the ability to maintain their employment while still serving their sentences thereby reducing the risk of escalation of criminal activities. Security classification protocols are in place to provide inmate eligibility criteria and ensure public safety. Eligible Blaine County inmates are charged $175 per week ($25 per day) to be released daily for work and return nightly to the Detention Center. Inmates from other counties are charged a $245 per week ($35 per day) Work Release Program fee.
 
 
VISITING HOURS
Inmates may have visitors Daily:

  9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

HORAS DE VISITA
Diario:
  9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


JAIL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Detailed and bilingual listings of the Blaine County Detention Center's Inmate Handbook Rules and Regulations Orientation Information are available below:
 
BOND INFORMATION
There are several bonding companies that provide inmates the opportunity to bond out of jail. Cash or surety bonds are accepted from any licensed bondsman approved by the Fifth Judicial District. Please note that additional bond fees may apply and are collected by the Jail. For specific answers to your questions, please contact Deputies at the Blaine County Jail at (208)788-5564.


 


 
 

 

Blaine County Sheriff’s Office

1650 Aviation Drive

Hailey, Idaho 83333

Phone: 208-788-5555

Fax: 208-788-3592

E-mail: sheriff@blainecounty.org