ISCC Instructor, Stephen Heidt, was awarded a CapEd grant during the Education conference earlier this month.  

Stephen’s application was among 70 applications submitted by teachers from around the state and considered for the award.

The grant funds will be used to purchase a white board for his classroom. [read more...]

PWCC Spring Fair was a roaring success!  

We had 45 people representing 28 agencies.  That is not including the booths representing services from within the facility such as Sister’s Keeper, Chapel, Parole Commission, Case Managers and our Education department.  

PWCC had a total of 196 inmates come to the fair and many walked away with not only candy, but a good idea of the many resources that are available to them once they get released. [read more...]

Ten inmates from ISCC participating in a creative writing class, read their personal compositions in front of an audience of approximately 70 visitors from around the Treasure Valley and Magic Valley area on April 11. 

The presentation was conceived by Shane Brown, Theater Instructor and Director from the College of Southern Idaho, who has been teaching the class as a volunteer twice a month for the past six months.

Inmates had opportunity to develop and hone their writing and presentation skills as they gave voice to their personal life reflections.  [read more...]

“Getting Connected” was the title of a first-ever Tech Talk, sponsored by SICI Education.  Ms. Kim King, GED/ABE Instructor, presented a variety of up-to-date communication and smart home devices.

“We’re preparing our SICI students for the realities of life on the outside,” states Ms. King. “Digital literacy is a life skill and fits in with the Employability Skills Framework that we emphasize in Education.”  [read more...]