The following shall be minimum standards for the detention of juveniles provided for in section 20-517, Idaho Code:
(1)  Juvenile detention centers must be so constructed and/or maintained as to keep juveniles segregated from adult offenders with there to be no contact as to sight and/or sound between the two (2) classes. Those juveniles being treated as adult offenders pursuant to section 20-508 or 20-509, Idaho Code, may be housed in a juvenile detention center if so ordered by the court. Such juveniles may be housed in the general juvenile population without sight and sound separation if it is determined by the detention administration that the safety and security of the other juveniles would not be at risk.

Terms Used In Idaho Code 20-518

  • Adult: means a person eighteen (18) years of age or older. See Idaho Code 20-502
  • Court: means any district court within the state of Idaho, or magistrate’s division thereof. See Idaho Code 20-502
  • Detention: means the temporary placement of juvenile offenders who require secure custody for their own or the community’s protection in physically restricting facilities. See Idaho Code 20-502
  • Juvenile: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age or who was less than eighteen (18) years of age at the time of any alleged act, omission or status. See Idaho Code 20-502
  • Juvenile detention center: means a secure facility established pursuant to sections 20-517 and 20-518, Idaho Code, and in compliance with IDAPA 05. See Idaho Code 20-502
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person;
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(2)  Juvenile detention centers must provide supervision and observation of juveniles sufficient to protect the physical and mental health of the detainees.
(3)  Juveniles held in detention must be provided with at least three (3) adequate and nutritional meals per day.
(4)  Juveniles held in detention must have access to reading materials on a regular and systematic basis. Detained juveniles may receive books, newspapers and periodicals from any source including delivery to the detention center by family members, subject to the right of detention authorities to inspect and remove dangerous or harmful materials. Detention authorities may forbid the introduction into holding quarters of obscene books or periodicals.
(5)  A visiting program shall be established in juvenile detention centers which will allow for family visits to each juvenile for at least two (2) hours each week.
(6)  The juvenile detention center shall meet the standards and rules set forth in IDAPA 05.01.02 and IDAPA 11.11.02.
(7)  Notwithstanding any other provision in this chapter, the minimum standards set forth herein shall not apply to any person who attains his or her eighteenth birthday prior to beginning or while in detention. When such person attains his or her eighteenth birthday, he or she shall be transferred from juvenile detention to the county jail.