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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 29, 2009

THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009

The Idaho Maximum Security Institution, south of Boise (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Housing prisoners in tough times

Idaho’s maximum security prison marked its 20th anniversary on Thursday, with two of its units sitting vacant. It’s not that Idaho doesn’t have enough prisoners — it’s short on money. Inmates have been shifted to the cheapest beds available, like those down the road at...

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