Stories tagged: Idaho Department of Correction
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Idaho inmate gets fed prison time for mailing threat to Washington state judge
An Idaho state prison inmate with a long record of attacking guards has been convicted of mailing death threats to a Washington state judge, and sentenced to a federal prison …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Idaho faces class-action lawsuit over failure to provide kosher meals for Jewish prisoners
Despite years of warnings, Idaho’s state prison system is continuing to refuse to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Escape attempt by convicted killer fails in southwestern Idaho
Authorities say an escape attempt by a convicted killer at the medium security Idaho State Correctional Institution near Kuna in southwest Idaho has failed.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Idaho prisons director resigns to lead national organization
Idaho Department of Correction Director Kevin Kempf is resigning to take a job as the executive director of the Association of State Correctional Administrators.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Inmate dies at Idaho prison south of Boise
Officials say a 74-year-old inmate at the Idaho State Correctional Institution south of Boise has died of natural causes.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Teen says he was injured by Idaho juvenile detention worker
A teen has filed a tort claim against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction because he says he sustained a concussion and a badly broken collarbone when a department employee …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
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 …
Fri., Aug. 23, 2013
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 …
Wed., June 19, 2013
Idaho works on prison reform
BOISE – Idaho has some of the nation’s lowest crime rates, but its prison population is growing quickly at a time when most states are seeing declines. In response, the …
Wed., June 19, 2013
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 …
Mon., June 3, 2013
Prison guard unravels con’s alleged mail fraud
Longtime Idaho prison inmate Mark Anthony Brown had only been at the Idaho Correctional Institution in Orofino for five months when suspicions were aroused. In March 2012, a mail room …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Idaho inmate accused of continuing fraudulent ways in prison
It’s clear that Mark Brown is a smart guy, maybe even borderline brilliant. But what’s astounding is the way he apparently pulled off a major, yearslong financial fraud, taking in …
Sun., April 28, 2013
Eye on Boise: Two stream gauges escape budget ax
BOISE – It now looks like three stream flow gauges will be shut off May 1 in Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Idaho Water Science Center, down from …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2012, 6:08 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2011, 11:46 a.m.
Inmate escapes again from Benewah County Jail
A burglar who escaped from the Benewah County Jail in July escaped again early today, authorities say.
Wed., July 20, 2011, 11:01 a.m.
Benewah County jail escapee arrested in Idaho
A convicted burglar who escaped from the Benewah County Jail on Friday was arrested early Wednesday in southern Kootenai County.
Mon., June 21, 2010
Medical contract for state prison inmates saves money
An Idaho Department of Correction official said the agency is saving more than $525,000 on a new medical contract for state prison inmates due to increased preventive care.
Fri., July 10, 2009, 3:17 p.m.
Idaho brings out-of-state prisoners home
Idaho’s venture into shipping inmates out of state to relieve overcrowding is over, for now.
Wed., June 3, 2009, 11:43 a.m.
Work crew escapees captured in Montana
Three prisoners who walked away from a work crew near the Idaho/Montana border were arrested after a store clerk saw two in a parking lot minutes after a deputy dropped …
Mon., May 25, 2009
Idaho Correction Department to cut 38 jobs, impose furloughs
LEWISTON – The Idaho Department of Correction will cut 38 positions this summer and take other steps to save about $4.7 million, the agency’s director said. Brent Reinke said the …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2009
Idaho considers more private prison beds
BOISE – Two out of every five prison beds in Idaho would be privately run if the Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino is privatized, Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke told …