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Idaho to operate troubled Correctional Center publicly

BOISE – Idaho will take over the operation of its largest prison from one of the nation’s biggest corrections contractors, abruptly ending an experiment with privatization at a facility that …


Idaho governor open to state-run prison

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he’s open to ideas from legislative leaders and others on whether the state should take over a troubled private prison, or whether a …


Idaho Correctional Center control could be put up to bid

BOISE – State agencies should be able to competitively bid on government work earmarked for private contractors, a legislator argues. The proposal, drafted by state Rep. John Gannon, is aimed …


Bill would require Idaho to compare state, private prison costs

After Idaho’s Board of Correction refused to consider state operation as it seeks a new operator for a troubled privately run prison south of Boise, a state lawmaker has drafted …


Judge rules for media in prison case challenge

BOISE – A federal judge has sided with a coalition of 17 Idaho news organizations, including The Spokesman-Review, in denying a request by the state’s only private prison contractor to …


Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison

A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control …


Idaho inmates settle prison lawsuit

A potential class-action lawsuit against the nation’s largest private prison company over allegations of violence at the Idaho Correctional Center has been settled in federal court.


Idaho prison operator, inmate settle suit over violence, neglect

BOISE – An inmate who sued a privately run Idaho prison over allegations of extreme violence and medical neglect has reached a settlement with the operator, Corrections Corp. of America. …


ACLU seeking to ban Idaho prison practices

BOISE – The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that practices at an Idaho prison that include guards opening the wrong cell doors and allowing inmate-on-inmate attacks have caused violence …


Eye on Boise: Holiday travel expected to go up despite gas prices

BOISE – Idaho’s average gas price is now $2.99 per gallon, up four cents in the past three weeks and 31 cents above the national average of $2.68, according to …


AAA: Washington gas prices up 14 cents over year

The AAA auto club says drivers hitting the road this Labor Day weekend in Washington will find gasoline prices 14 cents a gallon higher than they were this time last …