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Tip from alert ISCC officer leads to escapees’ capture

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Ofc. Sierra Hinojosa

An Idaho State Correctional Center officer is being credited with providing the tip that led to the capture of two inmates who walked away from South Boise Women’s Correctional Center. 

“Some gut feelings can’t be ignored,” says ISCC Ofc. Sierra Hinojosa. She was driving home from her shift Wednesday night when she spotted the women near the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Hollilyn Drive, about two-and-a- half miles north of SBWCC.

Story published: 12/05/2019

Two walkaways from IDOC retained jurisdiction program back in custody

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IDOC news release

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 4, 2019 — Two inmates who walked away from the Idaho Department of Correction’s South Boise Women’s Correctional Center are back in custody.

Kesha Lyric Kandler, IDOC #128177, and Whitney Ann Wickwire, IDOC #133423, were reported missing at 5:37 p.m.  

Ada County sheriff’s deputies captured the women a short distance from the facility -- near the intersection of Gowen Road and Pleasant Valley Road -- at about 9 p.m.    

Story published: 12/05/2019

Idaho Press: IDOC's one-stop reentry center 'bridging the gap' upon exit from prison

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By Emily Lowe, Idaho Press

BOISE — Jim Bridges remembers what it was like before the Idaho Department of Correction One-Stop Reentry Center was around.

Before, a case manager would meet with him prior to his release from prison, then Bridges would bereleased from prison without much direction.


Story published: 12/02/2019

3rd Annual Thanksgiving Basket Donation

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District 2 Probation and Parole staff with donated Thanksgiving feasts.
By Glenda Thomson, District Manager, District 2

District 2 Probation and Parole (D2) staff provided donated food items to three deserving families for a complete Thanksgiving feast!

The Local Foodbank provided the turkeys, Change Point Treatment Provider provided pies and all other food items and family games were provided by D2 staff.

This has become a tradition in D2 that staff look forward to participating in each year.

Happy Thanksgiving to all from D2! Gobble Gobble!

Story published: 11/29/2019

Visiting canceled for ISCC E-block, Tier 2

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Visiting is cancelled for Idaho State Correctional Center’s E-block, Tier 2 for:

  • Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
  • Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019

The visiting cancellations are the result of the tier having been placed on secure status.

Story published: 11/27/2019

Raising money for Toys for Tots

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By Warden Jay Christensen, Idaho State Correctional Center

In a partnership between Idaho State Correctional Center inmates and staff, and Artic Circle of Kuna, ISCC’s support team presented Toys for Tots a check for $1,651 on Wednesday, Nov. 20. 

The support team members delivered nearly 400 Artic Circle Meals into the units for this fundraiser. 

From left to right:

  • Deanna Sessions
  • Emily Rogers
  • USMC Sgt Giberson 
  • Kristina Waldram
  • Sheila Newcomb
Story published: 11/22/2019

TVCRC Residents Donate To Susan G. Komen Foundation

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TVCRC presents donation check to Susan G. Komen Foundation staff.
By Nicholas Baird, CRC Manager, TVCRC

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the residents of the Treasure Valley Community Reentry Center (TVCRC) donated a total of $1275 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Idaho. The residents selected this foundation to receive their donations as a way to support breast cancer research and screenings.

Story published: 11/22/2019

ISCC visitation closure

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Visiting will be closed at Idaho State Correctional Center on these dates due to parole hearings:

  • Monday, Dec. 2, through Wednesday, Dec. 4

Parole hearings will also be underway on these days, so the number of visitation tables will be limited:

  • Thursday, Dec. 5
  • Friday, Dec. 6
  • Friday, Dec. 13
Story published: 11/22/2019

ISCC inmates complete advanced dog-training course

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By Warden Jay Christensen, Idaho State Correctional Center

The first group of Idaho State Correctional Center inmates have graduated from “FETCH,” an advanced course of dog training and behavior modification that they have been attending for the last 6 months. 

This class carries an accreditation and licensure that can move them into pre-arranged internships once they are released.  

This will open doors to utilize skills they earned while incarcerated to apply towards a rewarding career. 

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Story published: 11/22/2019

Dress For Success Visits SBWCC

Eleven women in professional attire, at South Boise Women's Correctional Center.
Eleven women in professional attire, at South Boise Women's Correctional Center.
By Kathleen Bauman, Pre-Release Specialist, SBWCC

The new Dress for Success mobile boutique unit came out to professionally dress 15 residents at the South Boise Women's Correctional Center (SBWCC) on November 3.

Being involved in this event allowed inmates to see themselves out of scrubs and being successful. Additionally, they can go to the Dress for Success boutique for another specific-to-their-job outfit and/or monthly meetings of their professional women's group.

Story published: 11/21/2019
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