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Welcome CO Academy #81

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Congratulations to the 25 members of Correctional Officer Academy #81. 

IDOC Chief of Staff Christine Starr presented the graduates with their badges at POST on Thursday. 

  • Tactical Edge Award – Logan Reyna
  • Top Student -- Eric Pline 
  • Top Instructor – Allison McManus
  • Class President -- Cassaundra Wilhelm 
  • Class Vice President – Nick Klauer 

Class motto: “Cool, calm, corrected”

#TeamIDOC

Story published: 11/19/2020

Incarcerated man who tested positive for COVID-19 dies at Boise hospital

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Nov. 13, 2020 – An 88-year-old incarcerated man who tested positive for COVID-19 has died at a Boise hospital.

He was transferred from Idaho State Correctional Institution to a Boise hospital on Oct. 31, 2020. He was pronounced dead at 3:57 a.m. Friday.

The man was the fifth person incarcerated under the jurisdiction of the Idaho Department of Correction to die after testing positive for COVID-19.

Story published: 11/13/2020

SICI thanks PO Stephanie Whiter for helping during staffing crunch

By LeeAnn Cochems, Administrative Assistant 2, South Idaho Correctional Institution

Officer Whiter stepped up and answered the email in July 2020 to help with prison coronavirus staffing issues.  Sadly, she recently returned to her full-time duties as a D4 Probation and Parole Officer.

Story published: 11/10/2020

ICIO honors its veterans

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By Lt. Greg Heun, Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino

As we get closer to Veterans Day, Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino prepared an area in their staff lounge to recognize their veterans. This was the completion of a vision ICIO staff member, Dave Trail, had years ago.

Dave was a Drug & Alcohol Rehab Specialist and wanted to set up a display of veterans at ICIO. Unfortunately, Dave passed away unexpectedly, and his project was put on hold.

Story published: 11/10/2020

ISCI to host virtual graduation ceremony

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Plato is credited with having said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

And with the challenges that come with dealing with Covid-19, the Idaho State Correctional Institution is rising to meet the challenge of hosting its first ever GED graduation ceremony virtually.

Story published: 11/10/2020

Incarcerated man who tested positive for COVID-19 dies at Boise hospital

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Nov. 5, 2020 -- A 53-year-old incarcerated man who tested positive for COVID-19 has died at a Boise hospital.

A rapid COVID-19 test gave a positive result for the man on Oct. 23, 2020.  The man never displayed the symptoms of the disease. Prior to the test he was diagnosed with other health conditions. 

The man was transported from Idaho State Correctional Institution to a Boise hospital at 6:49 p.m., Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m., Thursday.

Story published: 11/05/2020

IDOC Flu Fact Sheet

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Flu season is on the way.

See the Idaho Department of Correction’s flu fact sheet here

Story published: 11/03/2020

D-7 staff receive Silver Cross Award

By Glenda Thomson, Manager, IDOC Probation and Parole District 7

The Silver Cross Awards were presented to three Heroes who administered Nasal Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, to a person under supervision who was overdosing from opiate based substances.  The Department of Correction began carrying Narcan through a grant proposal that District 7, Lead Probation Officer, Russ Waite wrote in 2017 to the State Office of Drug Policy for each officer to carry Narcan as part of their uniform gear.  The State Office of Drug Policy awarded the Idaho Department of Correction the grant, and after proper training, Narcan was issued to each officer thro

Story published: 10/29/2020

5 receive years of service certificates at ICIO

By Lt. Greg Heun, Idaho Correctional Institution-Orofino

Recently five ICIO staff members received years of service certificates. 

Story published: 10/27/2020

Ribbon cutting celebrates opening of new reentry center in Twin Falls

The new Twin Falls Community Reentry Center is a step closer to accepting its first residents.  

The chairman of the Idaho Board of Correction, Dr. David McClusky, cut the ribbon for the facility’s ceremonial opening last Thursday. The first of the 160 men who will live at TF-CRC are expected to arrive in early November. 

Idaho Department of Correction Director Josh Tewalt said he is “personally appreciative” of the support TF-CRC has received from elected officials, employers and treatment providers in the Magic Valley.  

Story published: 10/26/2020
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