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Hayden city officials say they don’t want a re-entry center built in their northern Idaho town.
An Idaho prison inmate says a doctor with the private medical care company Corizon Health told him to wash and reuse his disposable urinary catheters in a communal prison sink. Some inmate advocates say such complaints are common even though reusing the catheters can lead to health problems. The Idaho Department of Correction says the inmate’s claim is true. Corizon Health officials declined to speak about his case but say it’s their policy not to re-use disposable catheters.
Two former Idaho Department of Corrections officers were sentenced this week for their part in a drug trafficking operation inside prisons.
A judge has ordered the Idaho Department of Corrections to release some of the information that was redacted from thousands of pages of documents detailing the state’s execution preparations and procedures – including the name of one lethal injection drug provider – but prison officials may appeal the ruling.
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.
Idaho health officials plan to ask lawmakers for about $11 million annually to provide mental health and drug abuse services to the state’s parole offenders who are at the highest risk of returning to prison.
The Idaho Department of Corrections is revisiting its policy on same-sex marriage after an inmate threatened to take the agency to court.
A burglar who escaped from the Benewah County Jail in July escaped again early Tuesday, authorities say, but was back in custody by Tuesday night.