Since February of 2017, the Treasure Valley Community Re-Entry Center (TVCRC) has focused on bridging the gap between prison and parole. TVCRC has been fortunate enough to have over 42 of our partners in the community come out and serve our population by providing religious, recovery, educational, or housing services. [read more...]

Karla Taylor was recently presented with an award for 25 years of outstanding service with IDOC. She began in 1993 as a part-time secretary, promoted to a PSI in 1994 and then to a Sr. PPO from 1997 until 2015. Currently she is a Section Supervisor over D5 Presentence Investigators and a member of the CISM team.

District Manager Collin Widmier said he is very proud of Karla and her leadership qualities. He enjoyed giving her the service award because back in the day, she was his FTO, and she is someone he goes to for input and advice. Ten more, Karla!! [read more...]

Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center Correctional Officer Hanna Packer recently took offender Jason Worthen to a local (Idaho Falls) powerlifting meet by long-time local sponsor, Snake River Powerlifting.

Jason finished 2nd in the Masters class, based on the Wilks scoring method. The Wilks method takes the coefficient from a particular lifter's bodyweight multiplied by the total volume lifted, whether a singular lift or the combined three lifts in this meet: bench press, deadlift and squat. [read more...]

On 10/16/2018, the 30th graduation of Veterans Court commenced with a special graduate receiving his certificate that day. What makes this graduation special is that graduating was the first participant to be on parole while participating in the program. Paul Alexander is on parole for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and while on parole he continued to struggle with addiction. He was charged again with felony possession in 2017 and would have normally been reincarcerated for the offe [read more...]

Ten Idaho Department of Correction staff members were presented with the department’s Silver Cross Award the Idaho Board of Correction’s meeting October 16, 2018, in Boise.

The Silver Cross is presented to IDOC staff who display prompt or alert action that resulted in a life being saved or the prevention of injury to others. 

Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center officers Kyle Wright and Cindy Fisher received the Silver Cross for coming to the aid of a man who was hit by a car at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. [read more...]