BOISE, Idaho, July 30, 2020 – The woman who walked away from South Boise Women’s Correctional Center Wednesday is back in custody. 

Members of the Idaho Department of Correction’s Special Investigations Union and the Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force captured Michelle Rene Descharme, IDOC #53694, without incident at 3:15 p.m., Thursday in Rupert. 

Descharme is being held at the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center in Burley.  [read more...]

BOISE, July 29, 2020 -- With great sadness, the Idaho Department of Correction reports the death of an incarcerated person hospitalized with COVID-19.  

On July 22, 2020, Frank Dawson Conover, 65, was transported from Idaho State Correctional Center to a Boise hospital for emergency treatment.

While at the hospital, he tested positive for COVID-19 while being treated for other serious underlying health conditions. 

Conover was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:49am, July 29th.  

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Idaho Department of Correction Deputy Director Bree Derrick welcomed the 27 graduates of MTC 3.20 Academy to the correctional profession during a ceremony Monday.

Jennifer Bazar, IDOC’s training coordinator, wrote this account of the academy. [read more...]