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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

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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

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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

ISCI: Special visiting only on Dec. 21

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General visiting is closed at Idaho State Correctional Institution on Saturday, Dec. 21, to facilitate special visting for inmates and their children.

Inmates must schedule their visitation session in advance.

ISCI staff will provide inmates with a memorandum that describes how they can do so.  

The scheduling will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If visitors who have not been scheduled for this special event arrive at ISCI, they will not be allowed to enter. 

Story published: 12/06/2019

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
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