Judicial » Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention
Director of Juvenile Detention
The Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center is a sixteen
(16) bed secure detention facility operated by Minidoka County and
Cassia County, jointly. The detention center is located at 718 H Street,
in Rupert, Idaho.
The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 368, Rupert, Idaho, 83350.
Phone (208) 436-7199 • Fax (208) 436-9190
The purpose of the Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center is to provide
both counties with a secure facility to place juvenile offenders who are
deemed to be a risk to the safety of their respective communities, to
assure juvenile offenders appear for scheduled court hearings, and to
provide the juvenile court with a short term, alternative sentencing
Prison Rape Elimination Act Policy
The Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center, in accordance with the Prison
Rape Elimination Act (P.R.E.A.), has established a zero tolerance policy
prohibiting sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment in any form, within
the juvenile detention facility. All reports of such incidents will be
referred to the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Department or other legal
authority for a complete investigation.
You may anonymously report any incident of sexual abuse or harassment by
contacting any of the following authorities:
|Kevin Halverson, Minidoka County Sheriff
|Trent Bodily, Mini-Cassia JDC Director
||208-436-7199 ext. 365
|Patty Temple, Minidoka County Court Clerk
||208-436-7111 ext. 110
An Executive Board consisting of the following members governs the
Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center:
• One (1) elected county commissioner from each county.
• The elected prosecuting attorney from each county.
• The elected sheriff from each county.
Other non-voting members may include the County Clerk and or
Administrator from each county, the directors of the adult and juvenile
detention facilities, and others.
The Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center shall employ a full-time
administrator that reports directly to the Executive Board, and who
shall be responsible for the programming as well as employment and
supervision of detention officers, clerical staff, and other staff
Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center will provide a safe and secure
setting for all residents. The Center will meet the basic necessities of
all residents such as proper nutrition, hygiene, rest, exercise, medical
care, and education. Additionally, the Center shall establish and follow
a highly structured program designed to hold residents accountable for
their behavior by assessing consequences for the violation of Detention
The Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center employs one (1) full-time
director, one (1) full-time deputy director, eleven (11) full-time
detention officers, approximately ten (10) part-time, on-call detention
officers, a half-time custodian, and a contracted registered nurse.
Employment applications are accepted anytime and can be picked up at the
detention center. Interviews will be conducted only when either a
full-time or part-time position is open, and when authorized by the
Overview of the Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center
While in detention, residents follow a highly
structured level program. Upon first being admitted, residents will
enter Level I Programming. This is an orientation level in which
residents are required to read the resident handbook and become familiar
with detention center rules and procedures. All residents must pass an
exam that covers the rules and procedures as well as completing an
autobiography; they then become eligible to advance to the next level.
Level II is a less restrictive level, which allows residents to
participate in chores, school, P.E., various group sessions, and earn
evening “positives”, etc.
Five Plus is a level designed for residents who have been placed in the
detention center five or more times. This level is much more restrictive
and provides residents with fewer privileges.
All residents will have an adequate amount of
“quiet time” which should be used to reflect upon their behavior and the
choices, which led them to being placed in a secured juvenile detention
Visiting times are as follows:
Sundays 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Parents, grandparents, or other verified legal guardians are authorized
to visit. Any other person wishing to visit a resident must receive
prior authorization from the Detention Center Director.
All persons are subject to search, prior to visits, for contraband or
any unauthorized items and must comply with the visiting rules posted in
the lobby of the Detention Center.
Parents or legal guardians that have a child placed in the Detention
Center will maintain custody of that child and will be held financially
responsible for any medical bills that may be incurred.
All residents will be given adequate time to complete homework
assignments during their period of detainment. Parents will be
responsible for bringing homework assignments to the Detention Center,
as well as returning completed assignments back to the school.
All residents may receive letters through the mail, as well as send
letters to family and friends. Letters may not be sent to or received
from other jails or detention centers, or any person known to be on
probation. The Detention Center will pay postage on five (5) outgoing
letters per week.
All residents will have access to a telephone and are allowed to
make/receive a total of three (3) calls per week. Residents are only
allowed to call parents, grandparents, and verified legal guardians. The
Detention Center Director must specifically authorize phone calls to any
other person. Calls to and from probation officers and attorneys are not
included in the three weekly calls.
Detention Center staff members are well-trained, positive role models
that have received detention officer certification through the state
Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) program.
Detention Officers will treat all residents with humanity, dignity, and
respect. All residents may earn limited privileges based upon their
actions, attitudes, and behaviors. Residents may also earn consequences
up to, and including lock-down, based upon their negative actions,
attitudes, and behaviors.
It is the desire of the Mini-Cassia Juvenile Detention Center that all
residents placed here, will learn from their past choices and mistakes
and will take corrective measures that will aide in the prevention of
further periods of detainment.