Members of the American Legion post at Idaho State Correctional Institution continue their diligent cleaning of every nook and cranny at the facility.

Lt. Steven Stelzer sent us these photos of the men cleaning the transport bus and the intake area.

Thank you for your service to our country – and now to all the people who live and work at ISCI.

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At the beginning of the pandemic, a few Nampa Community Reentry Center residents were laid off work and looking for things to keep themselves busy. So, they came up with the idea of installing a drip system into the existing garden. 

In addition, they created raised-bed garden spaces. The drip system was installed and completed just in time to plant cold weather crops, and the yield has been well beyond expectations.  [read more...]

ICIO is adding over 2000 square feet of additional garden space. Up to now and gardens being worked at ICIO were inside the double fence line. Special Projects Sergeant Mike Curtis had the idea of expanding the ICIO gardens outside the fenced facility and saw a large flat area of ground located behind the ICIO maintenance building that could be used as garden space; the project started. Currently fencepoles have been installed with 6-foot-high deer fencing being attached.  [read more...]

Despite the Corona virus pandemic, dedicated Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) staff, DOC personnel and adults in custody have not let current restrictions stop them in continuing the Sagebrush in Prisons Project regardless of the odds.  Prison staff at South Boise Women’s Correctional Center (SBWCC) and Idaho State Correctional Center (ISCC) have voiced their commitment for maintaining the program this season. SBWCC staff member stated, “These are interesting times and the landscape is changing da [read more...]