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  • Sparks fly at Idaho gubernatorial debate

    BOISE – Idaho’s final gubernatorial debate showcased the most heated exchanges yet in the race for the state’s top office. Republican Gov. Butch Otter, Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian …


  • Otter ad rebuts Balukoff’s CCA claims

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched a new TV ad striking back at Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff and defending Otter’s handling of a private-prison scandal. It’s the first …


  • Idaho prison staffing problems were no secret to state

    BOISE – Administrators and staff at Idaho’s prison agency knew since at least 2010 that private prison contractor Corrections Corporation of America was understaffing the state’s largest prison in violation …


  • Idaho governor open to state-run prison

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he’s open to ideas from legislative leaders and others on whether the state should take over a troubled private prison, or whether a …


  • Shawn Vestal: CCA-run Idaho State Penitentiary a public problem

    Idaho is bidding goodbye to the private company that it hired to run its largest prison. It should add good riddance.


  • Idaho inmate pleads guilty to mail fraud counts

    BOISE – The Idaho prison inmate who carried out elaborate con schemes from behind bars pleaded guilty Thursday to two federal counts of mail fraud under a deal that enables …


  • Judge rules for media in prison case challenge

    BOISE – A federal judge has sided with a coalition of 17 Idaho news organizations, including The Spokesman-Review, in denying a request by the state’s only private prison contractor to …


  • Board of Correction puts contract up for bid

    BOISE – Idaho prison leaders are looking for a new company to run the state’s largest prison after Corrections Corporation of America admitted to understaffing and overbilling for its work …


  • Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison

    A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control …


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