Canyon County Jail

There are 700+ individuals currently on pre-trial release in Canyon County. [1] According to the Sheriff’s Office, the majority of these individuals do not meet the objective risk assessment for pre-trial release and should be incarcerated Jail staff works daily with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Public Defender, and Judiciary to identify inmates who can be released early to make room for new intakes. [2] Canyon County inmates have/or are being housed in six different counties because there is no room. The cost is between $75 and $90 per day, per inmate. The neighboring counties where Canyon County inmates are housed are Valley County, Adams County, Washington County, Payette County, Owyhee County, and Elmore County. [3] Nearly $1 million a year is spent housing inmates out-of-county when you include transportation costs, staff, fuel, and liability if an accident happens out of the County and far from the Courthouse. [4] The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution mandates the due process of law and ensures that each defendant has the right to be heard and be in front of a judge. That requires consistent travel from jail to the courthouse, making it difficult and even more expensive to transport inmates from outside the County. [5].

Canyon County Jail Contact Details

Address: 1115 Albany Street, Canyon, ID
City: Caldwell
Zip: 83605
Phone 1: 208-454-7300
Phone 2: 208-454-7511
Type: County Jail

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm
Tuesday 8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm
Wednesday 8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm
Thursday 8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm
Friday 8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm
Saturday 8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm
Sunday 8-10:30am, 12-4:30 pm, and 7-11:00 pm