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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...]

A team of inmate firefighters from Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino has been credited with saving a Washington family's home.

On July 18, the team, Red Hotz 1, was dispatched to the Carlton Complex fires in north-central Washington. Less than a week later, the Red Hotz found themselves in one of their fiercest battles ever.

On July 23, the Red Hotz were ordered to save a structure six miles south of Twisp. It was a close call. As the flames inched closer to the home, the Red Hotz dug a fire break above and below it. [read more...]

Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke says he is pleased with the turnout for the department’s first Corrections Connection meeting, an event intended to connect offenders’ family members and friends with IDOC staff and administrators.

“We’ve decided to kind of dip our toe in the water and start having what we’re calling listening meetings or Corrections Connections meetings,” Director Reinke said. “The goal is to try to understand what we don’t know, to try to set the stage for some open communication.”

About 40 people turned out for the event held Tuesday at the Correctional Industries’ in Boise. Most of the questions were related to issues facing incarcerated offenders. [read more...]