CALDWELL — Temporary jail trailers are set to arrive in Caldwell between Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, but won’t be ready for use for another two months.
Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker said Friday the trailers will be operational 61 working days after their arrival.
The 122-bed temporary jail will hold Canyon County jail’s female inmates. The trailers are coming from Missouri-based All Detainment Solutions.
The arrival of the temporary jail trailers has been delayed mostly due to the approval and inspection process, Decker said.
The correspondence between Missouri and Idaho engineers, and then the Idaho Division of Public Safety, has been a long process, Decker said. He said the county also hired an out-of-state third party contractor to inspect the project.
“This is the first time anything like this has been done — buying a giant temporary facility from out of state and bringing it in state,” Decker said. “It brought up a lot of unknowns.”
The Board of Canyon County Commissioners approved a lease agreement with the Missouri company in August 2018, as part of an effort to relieve overcrowding in the jail. The installation and first year of the lease will cost $4.5 million.
The jail trailers are set to be installed in the main parking lot of the jail. Commissioners and Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue previously told the Idaho Press the facility is intended to be temporary.