Stories tagged: prison reform
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
New Idaho director of Correction to further prison reforms
Amid a two-year flurry of prison reform in Idaho, Henry Atencio faces the challenge of maintaining that momentum within the Idaho Department of Correction.
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016
Jay Z, calling juvenile solitary ‘inhumane,’ backs TV series
Rap superstar Jay Z is helping shine a light on prison reform by co-producing an upcoming TV documentary about a young man who spent three years behind bars without trial …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Justice Department will phase out private prisons
The Justice Department is phasing out its use of corporate-run prisons, after concluding its experiment in privatization failed to reduce costs and assure the safety and security of inmates.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 28, 1997
The Price Of Punishment Idaho Studies Ways To Slow Inmate Flow Popularity Of Tough Laws Obstructs Possible Changes
Ten years of getting tough on crime have left Idaho with some difficult decisions. Money that could go to the state’s traditional priority, education, is being swallowed by the overflowing …