Last year the ICIO Givens Hall inmates built a new basketball court, making their rec yard more functionable. 

This year motivated Givens Hall inmates poured a new concrete sidewalk through the rec yard where the food carts are pushed on daily. Then they leveled out the rec yard around the basketball court, formed up and poured a new concrete walking track, replacing the old gravel track that had slipping issues when running around the corners.  [read more...]

Congratulations to the nine Idaho Department of Correction staff members who have completed Idaho’s Certified Public Manager training program. They were honored Oct. 18, 2019, at a graduation ceremony at the statehouse.

The graduates are: [read more...]

Regular visiting is cancelled at South Idaho Correctional Institution on Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday Oct. 27, for an event at the facility. [read more...]

The visiting schedule for the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center has been revised.

Starting Oct. 25, visiting will be held on Fridays (in addition to Saturdays), and changes have been made to some of the check-in and visitation times.

To see the revised schedule, that takes effect Oct. 25, click here. [read more...]

IDOC PIO note: Josh is *not* leaving the Idaho Department of Correction. In addition to his duties as the department’s director, he will now be leading a national committee that will be searching for ways to help people who have been incarcerated succeed after prison. 

The ASCA (CLA) Executive Committee recently appointed Idaho Department of Correction Director Josh Tewalt (pictured) as the Chair of the Reentry and Community Corrections Committee.  [read more...]