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Visiting has been canceled at Pocatello Women's Correctional Center Aug. 7-10. [read more...]

A new group of correctional officers is on the job at Idaho Department of Correction facilities statewide.

The 27 graduates of Correction Academy 45 took the Oath of Honor June 27, 2014 at the Peace Officers Standards Training Academy in Meridian.

In his remarks, the president of the class, David Summers, recalled the words of Abraham Lincoln who said if he was given six hours to cut down a tree, he would spend the first four sharpening his ax.

“The skills we have learned over the last four weeks, our minds and our bodies are our axes… never get caught with a dull ax,” Summers said. “I challenge us to keep our skills sharp and be prepared for any situation.” [read more...]

Staci M. is truly an inspiration. She graduated from the Kootenai County Drug Court program in October of 2007. Approximately a year after her graduation, she joined the drug court team and attended every session for several years until her work schedule conflicted with the sessions.

Staci’s insight helped the team in staffings to shape appropriate sanctions and incentives. She has over eight years of sobriety and remains active in the recovery community.

To top all of this, she completed the Coeur d’Alene Ironman Triathlon in June 2014. This was her first Ironman competition and she’s already excited to compete in another one. [read more...]