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SHOUT OUT to Christina Kearney, ISCI

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See it here.

Story published: 08/06/2020

SBWCC walkaway captured in Rupert

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BOISE, Idaho, July 30, 2020 – The woman who walked away from South Boise Women’s Correctional Center Wednesday is back in custody. 

Members of the Idaho Department of Correction’s Special Investigations Union and the Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force captured Michelle Rene Descharme, IDOC #53694, without incident at 3:15 p.m., Thursday in Rupert. 

Descharme is being held at the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center in Burley. 

Story published: 07/30/2020

Incarcerated man diagnosed with COVID-19 dies at Boise hospital

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BOISE, July 29, 2020 -- With great sadness, the Idaho Department of Correction reports the death of an incarcerated person hospitalized with COVID-19.  

On July 22, 2020, Frank Dawson Conover, 65, was transported from Idaho State Correctional Center to a Boise hospital for emergency treatment.

While at the hospital, he tested positive for COVID-19 while being treated for other serious underlying health conditions. 

Conover was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:49am, July 29th.  


Story published: 07/30/2020

SBWCC walkaway might have gotten ride at a Boise truck stop

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BOISE, Idaho, July 30, 2020 -- The Idaho Department of Correction is seeking a woman who walked away from the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center late Wednesday afternoon. 

Michelle Rene Descharme, IDOC #53694, was last seen about 6 p.m., Wednesday near a truck stop at Broadway and I-84 in Boise. 

Descharme was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and blue t-shirt.

Descharme, 49, is white with brown hair, hazel eyes and an olive complexion. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. 

Story published: 07/30/2020

IDOC and MTC welcome 27 new correctional officers

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Idaho Department of Correction Deputy Director Bree Derrick welcomed the 27 graduates of MTC 3.20 Academy to the correctional profession during a ceremony Monday.

Jennifer Bazar, IDOC’s training coordinator, wrote this account of the academy.

Story published: 07/15/2020

IDOC COVID-19 Response Procedures

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Idaho Department of Correction staff take these steps when anyone in a facility displays symptoms of COVID-19.

See the infographic here.

Story published: 07/13/2020

NCRC Picnic Table Project

Proud NCRC residents with some of the picnic tables they built.
Proud NCRC residents with some of the picnic tables they built.
By Bruce Wells-Moore, CRC Manager, Nampa CRC

Residents of the Nampa Community Reentry Center (CRC) have made excellent use of their downtime during the Covid-19 Pandemic, as IDOC Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Bret Kimmel discovered during a recent visit to the Nampa CRC.

While unemployed due to the impact of Covid-19, residents went to work making improvements to the grounds.

Bret was especially impressed by the picnic tables they had built, and asked if the residents would be willing to donate their time to build picnic tables for the IDOC staff gun range on the South Boise Correctional Complex.

Story published: 07/10/2020

COVID-19 Mass Testing Update

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IDOC’s priority related to addressing COVID-19 is clear – our job is to protect the lives of our staff and those in our custody.

Toward that end, we have begun our mass testing events.On Monday, June 29, 2020 in partnership with the Veterans' Administration, IDOC conducted a mass testing event of every person living in the housing unit at ISCC where the first positive case of COVID-19 was identified among the incarcerated population.


Story published: 07/02/2020

South Boise Complex on secure status to slow spread of COVID-19

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To reduce the spread of COVID-19 among members of IDOC’s incarcerated population, all facilities in the South Boise Correctional Complex have been moved to secure status. 

See FAQs here.

Story published: 07/01/2020

IDOC staff step up during pandemic

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Dustin and his wife on vacation last year

Over the past four months, many Idaho Department of Correction staff members have quietly been going the extra mile to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of those staff members is ISCC Sgt. Dustin Trumbull. 

When ISCC Warden Jay Christensen heard that Dustin has cancelled his vacation so he can help his colleagues, Jay sent Dustin this email: 

Story published: 06/30/2020
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