South Boise Women’s Correctional Center residents are being equipped with a purse or bag filled with hygiene items, gloves, masks, etc. in addition to their “Kare Kloset” exit outfits. 

Launee Wolverton, CEO of Purses with a Purpose, generously supplies the SBWCC Pre-Release office with 20-40 filled purses each month. Zen Riot Yoga Studio also has also stepped up and collected quality items to fill some of Launee's purses. [read more...]

Jan. 12, 2021 -- The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating the apparent suicide of an Idaho Maximum Security Institution resident.

The 37-year-old man was found hanging in his cell at 11:09 a.m. Sunday.

Staff initiated lifesaving measures and called 911. Paramedics continued lifesaving measures and transported the man to a Boise hospital. The man was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

IMSI is a 553-bed correctional facility for men south of Boise. [read more...]

Jan. 6, 2021 -- The Idaho Department of Correction is seeking a man who has walked away from the Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center.

Jeremiah Roland Johnson, IDOC #86251, was last seen on the reentry center’s security cameras at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday. He was wearing blue jeans and a grey shirt. [read more...]