The Governor appoints the three-member Board of Correction. The Idaho Senate confirms appointees. Members serve six years terms.
The board appoints a director to serve as the head of the agency. The director provides leadership, selects administrators and sets the strategic direction of the agency.
The Idaho Department of Correction is organized in two divisions.
The Operations Division manages offenders. It is comprised of the following:
- Bureau of Prisons
- Bureau of Probation and Parole
- Bureau of Education, Treatment and Reentry
The Management Services Division manages business support. It is comprised of the following:
- Bureau of Management Services
- Bureau of Contract Services
- Bureau of Correctional Industries
- Human Resource Services
The department uses consensus-style leadership to guide direction. Leadership teams are located at the central administration level, as well as at prison and district offices.