On December 12, 2018, District 2 hosted the first children's Christmas party for offenders and their kiddos. Santa was none other than NICI Correctional Officer Emmett Wilson, who passed out toys to 42 children!

One lucky offender received a fully decorated live Christmas tree, and two additional families won WinCo Food gift cards to help them provide a special Christmas dinner for their families. [read more...]

Idaho State Correctional Center visitation will be closed Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, due to revocation hearings. [read more...]

Chess4Life volunteer Sandy Staab’s dream of teaching chess to inmates took years to come to fruition.  

“I can’t think of a more therapeutic game [for inmates] than chess.  Their bodies are trapped, but their minds need not be.” 

This chess class recently started at ICIO and Mr. Staab noted “I don’t teach chess just for fun,” Staab writes.  “It is a true ministry to me.”   [read more...]

ISCC Sergeants and Lieutenants presented a Letter of Appreciation and a gift card to Corporal Kenneth Mezo - December 6, 2018. 

On November 28, 2018 Cpl. K. Mezo responded to an assault on staff. 

Putting his own safety in jeopardy, Mezo was instrumental in halting the assault. 

His heroic and selfless action ultimately prevented serious injury to staff. 

Congratulations Cpl. Mezo, job well done!   [read more...]

It was that time of year again, “Christmas” and that means, and I will quote from one of my favorite childhood heroes, the Cookie Monster, “COOKIES…yum yum yum…COOOOOKIES.” 

It also meant that many different faiths based volunteers for the Idaho Maximum Security Institute, teamed up together and passed out cookies to each inmate at the prison.  

“We had a great time, it was a blessing for us to do this.” Gale Corr, a longtime volunteer at IMSI. [read more...]