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SBWCC's 3rd Annual Christmas Toy Drive

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One of the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center goals is to support and maintain family bonds.

Allowing mothers and fathers to give a toy to their child at Christmas time is a great way to keep that connection.

Staff at SBWCC will be collecting toys that will be distributed to children of incarcerated individuals during the holiday season.


WHEN: Between December 1, 2019 through December 15, 2019

Story published: 12/03/2019

SICI to hold winter carnival Dec. 13-14, regular visiting suspended

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On December 13th and 14th of 2019 regular visiting will be suspended for a Winter Carnival Visiting Event. This holiday season, SICI residents are invited to participate in the holiday gift-giving event with their children in visiting. 

Story published: 12/02/2019

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

three staff members sit at table
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

Update: ISCC December visiting closures

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The second visiting session will be closed at Idaho State Correctional Center on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Story published: 12/02/2019

3rd Annual Thanksgiving Basket Donation

Three staff members stand with donation baskets of food items.
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

Presentation of donation check to Susan G. Komen Foundation
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

IDOC logo with visitation alert

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

6 inmates and volunteer stand and kneel for photo
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
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