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Eye On Boise Kevin Kempf archive

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016

Atencio named Idaho's new state prisons chief

Henry Atencio, the current deputy director, has been named the new director of Idaho’s state prison system, succeeding Kevin Kempf, who will depart Dec. 16 to head the Association of State Correctional Administrators. Atencio, a 26-year veteran of the department, will be the first Hispanic...

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MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015

Idaho state Corrections Director Kevin Kempf (Betsy Z. Russell)

Prisons chief: 'We are trending in the right way'

Idaho’s prison system met a key deadline in October to provide new training to all probation and parole staff on how to apply tailored sanctions for violations, better track offenders and make other changes designed to encourage offenders not to re-offend, state prisons chief Kevin...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, 2015

THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2015

Idaho prisons to revamp treatment programs

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is eliminating one prison treatment program and will be revamping several others after an in-depth assessment showed that some were ineffective and many relied on outdated research. Idaho Department of Correction Director...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015

THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 2015

Eye On Boise

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