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What Is SLD?

Posted by William Young | Sep 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sheriff's Labor Detail

SLD stands for the Sheriff's Labor Detail, sometimes also known as the Sheriff's Inmate Labor Detail (SILD). This is a work crew overseen by the Sheriff's Office made up of low risk offenders who choose to performs public labor rather than serving their sentence actually in jail. SLD workers do not spend the night in jail. After the workday, they return to their homes. In Ada County, one day of SLD counts as one day of jail.

SLD crew worked more than 112,000 hours in the community last year, saving taxpayers about $812,000 in wages.

Eligibility Requirements for the SLD Program

  • Participants must sentenced to no more then 20 days
  • They must start within 30 days of sentence
  • All fees must be paid in advance before first day.
  • Participants with five days and under may do one day a week. They aren't allowed to skip a week - it must be consecutive.
  • Participants at six days and over must commit to a minimum of two days a week. They may split the days throughout the week. They must do two days a week, every week, until sentence is complete.
  • Inmates placed on physical or mental restrictions by a doctor aren't eligible.


Fees for this program include:

  • $25.00 Administrative fee (one time fee only)
  • $25.00 weekday
  • $30.00 weekends
  • Reschedule fees are $25.00 per day
  • Reschedule fees for No Shows are $50.00 a day.

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William Young

Idaho Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation Attorney. Although I do a little bit of everything in my practice, I focus primarily on Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. I am licensed to practice, and have a record of success, in both state and federal court.

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