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Idaho budgets for swelling load of prison inmates

Idaho lawmakers have set a budget for the state Department of Correction next year that reflects a 7.6 percent increase in state funds and nearly doubles funding for county and …


Eye on Boise: Idaho prisons agree to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates

Under a settlement agreement and court order, the Idaho Department of Correction is being required to offer a new kosher diet to state prisoners in all its prisons after four …


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 …


Panel says Idaho wastes millions jailing nonviolent offenders

BOISE – Nonviolent criminals are being kept behind bars in Idaho twice as long as they are in the rest of the nation. That’s among the major findings of a …


Idaho works on prison reform

BOISE – Idaho has some of the nation’s lowest crime rates, but its prison population is growing quickly at a time when most states are seeing declines. In response, the …


Idaho launches justice reform push

BOISE – Idaho has some of the nation’s lowest crime rates, but its prison population is growing quickly at a time when most states are seeing declines. In response, the …


Prison guard unravels con’s alleged mail fraud

Longtime Idaho prison inmate Mark Anthony Brown had only been at the Idaho Correctional Institution in Orofino for five months when suspicions were aroused. In March 2012, a mail room …


Idaho inmate accused of continuing fraudulent ways in prison

It’s clear that Mark Brown is a smart guy, maybe even borderline brilliant. But what’s astounding is the way he apparently pulled off a major, yearslong financial fraud, taking in …


Idaho prison reports outbreak of swine flu

BOISE – A swine flu outbreak at Idaho’s privately operated prison south of Boise has sickened at least 13 inmates and all visitors or volunteers have been shut out for …