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  • Eye on Boise: Otter names Field to head correction board

    Gov. Butch Otter has named Debbie Field, former chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, former state drug czar and former chairman of Otter’s re-election campaign, as the new chair of …


  • Idaho reoffender rate high, study shows

    BOISE – After seven months of intensive study of Idaho’s criminal justice system, researchers have found some surprising trends underlying Idaho’s high incarceration rate despite its low crime rate: More …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 Max marks milestone

    BOISE – Idaho’s maximum security prison marked its 20th anniversary Thursday, with two of its units sitting vacant. It’s not that Idaho doesn’t have enough prisoners – it’s short on …


  • Vegetarian prisoners eat well in Idaho

    BOISE – PETA has given a surprising first-place ranking to Idaho, a place few would consider an animal-rights haven given its distinction as one of just two states where dogfighting …

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