Last Tuesday, February 6th, the IDOC education staff made a presentation to the Senate Education Committee, with Ashley and Ross in attendance.  

The presentation focused on the role the Education program plays within the IDOC to prepare inmates for success upon release.  

Correctional Education is a fundamental piece in rehabilitative programming and proven to result in a 12% reduction in recidivism by Idaho inmates.    [read more...]

The Phoenix is a non-profit organization that fosters a positive, sober environment for its participants based in fitness and physical activity.  

The activities are free for anyone, with the only requirement for membership being 48 hours of continuous sobriety.  

We have been able to join forces with The Phoenix to get our population connected with them prior to their release to help these women have a safe place to go after their release and be around people dedicated to sobriety and wellness.   [read more...]

Double ceremonies marked a special day recently for the Robert Janss School, South Idaho Correctional Institution.

On February 7, nine men were awarded their General Education Development (GED) certificates during afternoon graduation exercises held in Visiting. 

Three additional students were recognized for earning Adult Basic Literacy certificates, while another student was recognized for completing all the academic programs offered at SICI.    [read more...]