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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...]

Last year Givens Hall Camp Maintenance #1 & #2 worked at the Elk Complex Fire base camp. They did such a great job the incident command (IC) presented the crew with a certificate of appreciation. This crew was supervised by CO Mozley and CO Wilkinson. Back then I was advised that IC recognizing a camp crew for their outstanding work was almost unheard of. Kudos!
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Hope’s Door (Advocates Against Family Violence – woman’s and children shelter) has always been a favorite recipient of the Nampa Community Release Center inmates to raise funds for. The first of this year, $253.61 was gathered by having a coin drive. The money went to purchase a variety of goods like napkins, baby formula, baby wipes and diapers, bath tissue, paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach and other cleaning supplies for their daycare.

Additionally, inmates cleared snow for Edmark Chevrolet of Nampa.  Edmark made a donation in the name of the Nampa CRC to Hope’s Door for $2500.00, the partnership between the center and the generosity of Edmark was nothing short of amazing. [read more...]