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Visitation suspended at SBWCC

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Due to positive COVID-19 cases, visitation is suspended at South Boise Women's Correctional Center until at least July 9.

Story published: 06/21/2022

Board of Correction to meet Thursday

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The Idaho Board of Correction will meet Thursday, June 23. 

The agenda, along with instructions for how to watch and listen to the meeting, are here.

Story published: 06/21/2022

D-3’s Kelso honored for advancing mental health in Idaho

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By Cory Barrier, Manager, Probation & Parole District 3

District 3 P&P Officer Vito Kelso was presented with the 2022 Mental Health Advocate Award by the Region 3 Behavioral Health Board and Empower Idaho.  May is Mental Health Awareness month, and each of Idaho’s seven regions solicits nominations and selects the recipient for this award based on their community advocacy, resiliency, and dedication to the advancement of mental health in Idaho.  Region 3 Behavioral Health Board Chair, Melissa Mezo (pictured left), presented Vito with a plaque and certificate during this week’s board meeting.  

Story published: 05/26/2022

ISCI’s Klingensmith awarded Silver Cross

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Idaho State Correctional Institution Sgt. Brian Klingensmith was recently awarded the Idaho Department of Correction’s Silver Cross for helping save the life of a resident who had suffered serious injuries.

Pictured from left: ISCI Warden Ty Davis, Sgt. Klingensmith and ISCI Deputy Warden Russell Ross

IDOC's Silver Cross is awarded to correctional professionals who display prompt or alert action resulting in a life being saved or the prevention of serious injury to others and for demonstrating exceptional care for other individuals.


Story published: 05/20/2022

Phone service for SICI North Dorm is down

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At South Idaho Correctional Institution, phone service for North Dorm residentsis down. The service provider has been alerted and is working to fix the problem.

Story published: 05/19/2022

PWCC’s Wright, SAWC’s Labeck awarded Silver Cross

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Two Idaho Department of Correction officers have been awarded the Department’s Silver Cross for their alert action while transporting a resident. 

St. Anthony Work Camp Ofc. Jason LaBeck and Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center Ofc. Kyle Wright were moving the resident to a correctional facility near Boise when he needed emergency care. Due to the officers’ quick actions, the man did not suffer serious injuries. 

Story published: 05/18/2022

Visitation canceled for two tiers at SICI

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New COVID-19 cases have forced South Idaho Correctional Institution to cancel visitation for the MCU’s A-tier and B-tier through May 28.

Visitation resumes for SICI’s Parole Release Center and the North Dorm’s E-tier on May 18.

Story published: 05/17/2022

IDOC negotiation team wins 3rd place

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By Lt. Greg Heun Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino

Every year since 2017, the IDOC has been sending a team of negotiators to the Western States Hostage Negotiators’ Association (WSHNA) seminar to compete against 9 other law enforcement & correction departments. Unlike other teams that compete, the IDOC team is, at the last minute, made up of CNT members from across the department that do not train together. Because of this, the WSHNA personnel know it’s an uphill battle to go up against teams that always work together and for most of them do high-level negotiations on the streets regularly.

Story published: 05/11/2022

IDOC residents to have greater access to college-level courses

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Lewis Clark State College/University of Idaho news release

LEWISTON, Idaho – Incarcerated individuals will now have greater access to higher education as part of a pilot project administered collaboratively between Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho. The U.S. Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell Experiment will help these individuals start or continue their educational journeys and earn a credential, certificate or college degree so they can gain employment upon release. 

Story published: 05/03/2022

Welcome CO Academy 88

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Congratulations to the 28 members of Correctional Peace Office POST Academy Session 88 who graduated Friday during a ceremony at the statehouse. 

Idaho State Correctional Institution Ofc. William Trimble received the Tactical Edge and Top Student awards. 

ISCI’s Joshua Overgaard was honored as the Top Instructor.

See more photos on IDOC's Facebook page.


Story published: 04/29/2022
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