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ISCC January visitation closures

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Due to parole hearings, visitation is cancelled at Idaho State Correctional Center on these dates:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 14

Due to parole hearings, visitation seating will be limited on these days:

  • Thursday, Jan. 9
  • Friday, Jan. 17
Story published: 12/31/2019

District 4 Shop With A Sheriff Event

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Officers pose with Santa Claus, at the 2019 Ada County Shop With A Sheriff event.
By Moira Lynch, District Manager, District 4 Probation and Parole

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, the District 4 Probation and Parole Office was once again able to partner with other agencies in the Ada County "Shop with a Sheriff" event.

I am so proud of our Officers who made time to take approximately 100 kids shopping, with the ability to spend $200.00. From what I hear, it brought great joy to both our Officers and the kids – who repeated the tradition of having lunch together while the kids spent the money they received on themselves and their families.

Story published: 12/27/2019

Santa visits Nampa Community Reentry Center

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By Rachael Masaitis, Case Manager, Nampa Community Reentry Center

During the visiting sessions of December 21st and 22nd, Manager Wells-Moore and Nampa Community Reentry Center staff provided over 60 residents and their visitors with hot cocoa, apple cider, and snacks during their visits. 

Residents and their families were also encouraged to take pictures with Santa Claus and were each given a copy of the picture to take home. 

Story published: 12/26/2019

District 6 Annual Toys For Tots Event

District 6 staff pose together during their annual Toys for Tots event.
District 6 staff pose together during their annual Toys for Tots event.
By Jimmie Gentry, District Manager, District 6 Probation and Parole

District 6 Probation and Parole held their annual TOYS for TOTS festivities on December 19, 2019.

The space for the event was generously donated by Liberty Hall in Pocatello. Ridley's Foods donated cookies and juice for the event.

Over 150 IDOC clients were signed up and over 200 presents were given to the children. District 6 staff organized the event, wrapped all the presents and created a great atmosphere during the event.

Story published: 12/23/2019

Post Register: D7 provides necessities to newly released probationers, parolees

about 10 D7 staff stand in room with clothes and a probationer
By Johnathan Hogan, reporter, Post Register

When Pedro Gracia was released from jail after violating his probation, he had little more than the clothes on his back. They were the same clothes he was arrested in, returned as he transitioned from incarcerated life to the open world.

For Gracia that could have been the beginning of a cycle leading back to prison. He couldn’t wear the same outfit day after day, or go to a job interview and expect to be hired. He admitted that in the past when on probation, he considered shoplifting clothes.

Story published: 12/23/2019

Idaho inmates grew 70k sagebrush, bitterbrush seedlings in 2019

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By Nancy DeWitt, Contractor, Institute for Applied Ecology

Another successful year is in the books for the Sagebrush in Prisons Project, a partnership between the Idaho Department of Correction, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE). To date, inmates in six states have grown over 1.4 million native plants to help revegetate sagebrush habitat following wildfires. 

Story published: 12/20/2019

SAWC inmates go Christmas shopping for their families

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Inmates wrap presents for their families.
By Warden Glenn Armstrong, St. Anthony Work Camp

The St. Anthony Work Camp Christmas shopping event was very successful this year. 

Inmates were allowed to go shopping to purchase gifts for their family. 

After shopping, they wrapped all their presents to be mailed out so that their family would have the presents before Christmas.

There were approximately 41 inmates that participated in the event. 

Those who participated donated their extra change to Shop with a Cop, organized by our local vendor, Dusty’s Pit Stop in St. Anthony.  

Story published: 12/20/2019

IDOC walkaway back in custody

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BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 17, 2019 — A Treasure Valley Community Reentry Center resident who walked away from his job in the community is back in custody.

Acting on a tip, Idaho Department of Correction fugitive investigators found Jackie Keierleber, 40, (IDOC #49006) at 8:10 a.m. walking through a parking lot near the 190-block of Bannock St. in Boise. He was taken into custody without incident.

Keierleber walked away from his job in the 11700-block of Franklin Road Saturday. 

Story published: 12/17/2019

IDOC seeks walkaway in Boise

Jackie Keierleber, IDOC #49006

BOISE, Dec. 14, 2019 — The Idaho Department of Correction is seeking a Treasure Valley Community Reentry Center resident who has walked away from his job in the community. 

Jackie Keierleber, IDOC #49006, was last seen at 12:15 p.m. Saturday walking north on Five Mile Road between Fairview Avenue and Ustick Road in Boise. Keierleber was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black ballcap and a dark-grey hooded sweatshirt.

Keierleber, 40, is white with brown hair, grey eyes and a light complexion. He is six feet tall and weighs 225 pounds. 

Story published: 12/14/2019

SBWCC: Special holiday visiting on Dec. 20

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South Boise Women’s Correctional Center will host a special holiday visiting event on Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for inmates and their children. 

There will be special guests, activities, and gifts for the children. 

Inmates must RSVP for their children to attend. All visitors must be approved to visit prior to the event. 

Visitor check-in will begin at 6:45 p.m. 

Story published: 12/11/2019
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