Families and friends of inmates, are you thinking of buying digital music or a digital music player for your incarcerated loved one this Christmas?

If so, you need to know about an important change that will affect the way inmates download and listen to music in Idaho Department of Correction prisons and reentry centers.

Over the next few months, a new digital music system will come online. It will eventually offer inmates the ability to not only listen to music on their digital players, but also send and receive email, and receive digital photos and video messages.

As the new system comes online, sales of digital music on the old system will be phased out.

Want to know more? [read more...]

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...]