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Inmate says he was told to wash, reuse disposable catheters

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. …


Former Idaho prison guards sentenced for drug trafficking

Two former Idaho Department of Corrections officers were sentenced this week for their part in a drug trafficking operation inside prisons.


Judge orders partial release of Idaho lethal injection docs

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 …


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.


Idaho to request $11 million for parolee mental health services

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 …


Idaho prisons to revisit policy on same-sex marriage

The Idaho Department of Corrections is revisiting its policy on same-sex marriage after an inmate threatened to take the agency to court.


Benewah County Jail escapee back in custody

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.