The Probation and Parole Division is excited to announce the promotion of Collin Widmier to the position of District Manager in District 5. 

Collin began his career in the criminal justice field working in the juvenile corrections system in the Magic Valley. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration program at Boise State University in 2006, and joined the IDOC that year as a Probation and Parole Officer.

He has also served as a Lead Probation and Parole Officer and Section Supervisor in District 5.  [read more...]

Every year representatives from community organizations and government agencies meet to explore ways they can work together to make Idaho safer by helping newly released inmates succeed after they are released from prison.

The event is called the Community Information and Resource Fair.

The committee that organizes the fair has scheduled this year’s fair for Aug. 15 in Garden City.

Now is the time for organizations that wish to participate to register. [read more...]

Inmate Antone Chacartegui shows off his talent of creating furniture from pallet wood. 

Like all Idaho Department of Correction prisons, when deliveries are made many of the pallets pile up. 

Headed up by Special Projects Sergeant Mike Curtis, combining some great ideas he saw on the internet, and adding Chacartegui’s woodworking talent, ICIO benefited. 

Chacartegui’s latest project was building furniture for the newly remodeled staff lounge.  [read more...]