North Idaho Correctional Institution will be offering visitors extra visiting sessions so they can spend time with their incarcerated loved ones on Christmas, New Year’s and the day after each holiday.

In addition to its regularly scheduled visiting, NICI will be will be open December 25 and 26 and again on January 1 and 2.

The hours will be the same as the Saturday and Sunday visiting sessions. [read more...]

A new visiting schedule is in effect at Idaho Maximum Security Institution.

For most of the inmate visiting groups, the hours remain the same.

But inmates' families and friends will want to take a good look at the new schedule to see if they are affected.

You can see the schedule here. [read more...]

On December 3, the Idaho Board of Correction named Kevin Kempf director of the Idaho Department of Correction.  IDOC’s employee website, EDOC, asked Kevin five questions about his new job and his thoughts on the department’s future.

EDOC:  What do you prefer being called?  Director?  Kevin?

Kevin: No matter what position or rank staff hold, I prefer to be called “Kevin”.

EDOC: How are things going so far? [read more...]