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  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 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 …


  • 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 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Inmate escapes again from Benewah County Jail

    A burglar who escaped from the Benewah County Jail in July escaped again early today, authorities say.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Idaho brings out-of-state prisoners home

    Idaho’s venture into shipping inmates out of state to relieve overcrowding is over, for now.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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