Snake River Juvenile Detention Center

2515 Wright AvenueJVDeten Twin Falls, ID 83301

Mission Statement:
“To provide structure in which we can teach values, responsibility, self-discipline and self-reliance.”

All meals provided to the residents in our facility are free and follow the federal nutrition guidelines.

Administrative Staff

  • Paul Shepherd, Detention Manager
  • Peggy Orr, Administrative Secretary
  • Brooke Esquibel, Training Supervisor
  • Nathan Lewis, Training Supervisor


If your child is taking any prescribed medication please have his/her physician call the prescription in to KJ’s Pharmacy at any time.  (733-9242)  The facility nurse will then pick up the medication so your son or daughter can receive it as soon as possible.  You will also need to contact KJ’s Pharmacy to arrange for payment.  YOU MUST CONTACT KJ’s Pharmacy (733-9242) when your child is released from the detention center to make arrangements to pick up any remaining dosages of your child’s prescription.

You will be receiving a Medical Release form in the mail.  This is very important for your child’s welfare, in case medical attention is needed in the event of a medical emergency.  Please sign this form and return it to us as soon as possible.  You will be notified immediately or as soon as possible if your child does have a medical emergency.  You may also sign one of these forms at the front desk if you are at the facility.


6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
(Appointment must be made by Monday at 8:00 p.m.)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Appointment must be made by Friday at 8:00 p.m.)

Authorized visitors are parents, legal guardians, grandparents and siblings 18 years of age or older.  A maximum of three visitors is allowed.  All visitors will be required to show picture identification before admittance and are subject to metal detector search.  Visitors who do not dress and conduct themselves appropriately will be denied admittance.  Visits that become a problem will be terminated.


Monday – Outgoing from juvenile to authorized person between 8:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.
Friday – Outgoing from juvenile to authorized persons between 8:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.

Authorized telephone contacts are parents, legal guardians, grandparents and siblings.   Staff must speak with the parent/guardian/grandparent first before siblings under the age of 18 are allowed to speak with their in-custody brother or sister.