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U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons, AG Jeff Sessions says

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices …


Otter ad rebuts Balukoff’s CCA claims

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has launched a new TV ad striking back at Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff and defending Otter’s handling of a private-prison scandal. It’s the first …


Balukoff targets Otter connections to prison scandal in ad

BOISE – The gloves have come off in Idaho’s governor’s race, with Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff launching a hard-hitting new ad faulting GOP Gov. Butch Otter’s handling of a scandal …


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 …


Eye on Boise: Labrador urges governor not to implement exchanges

BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has joined U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a group of other national lawmakers in signing a letter urging …


Prison warehouse may house inmates

BOISE – Desperate for places to put its ever-increasing numbers of prisoners, Idaho is looking into converting a giant metal warehouse into prison beds for 304 inmates. The 42,000-square-foot warehouse …