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Close-custody visiting resumes at ISCC

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Visiting has resumed for close-custody inmates at Idaho State Correctional Center.

A technical problem with the facility’s computer system forced the suspension  of visiting for those inmates Thursday. 

Story published: 08/09/2019

Close-custody visiting suspended at ISCC

visitation alert over idoc logo

A technical problem with the computer system at Idaho State Correctional Center has prompted the suspension of visiting for close-custody inmates.

Staff is working to fix the problem. 

Visiting will resume as soon as the problem is fixed. 

Story published: 08/08/2019

Spotlight on an Outstanding NICI Inmate

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Christine Reuter, Office Specialist 2, North Idaho Correctional Institution - Cottonwood

North Idaho Correctional Institution would like to shine the spotlight on an outstanding inmate graduating from our program. Inmate Peter Clark was quickly hired as the Admin/Medical Janitor for our facility after staff noticed his outstanding work ethic and attention to detail.

Honor's Unit correctional staff shared that Mr. Clark is always willing to work, he works with other inmates as a mentor, and he has continued to earn his place in the Honor's Team.

Story published: 08/08/2019

"Shop With a Cop" Event in Caldwell

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Cory Barrier, District Manager, District 3 Probation and Parole

With a new school year just around the corner, several D3 Probation & Parole Officers in partnership with several local police agencies helped kids get prepared through the "Shop With a Cop" event in Caldwell. Officers had an opportunity to share lunch with the kids before setting off to the local Walmart to gather needed school supplies and clothes. This was not only a great opportunity for kids to interact with officers in a positive way, but helped them be well prepared and excited about going back to school.

Story published: 08/07/2019

Inside Outside program comes to NICI

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Photo by Christine Reuter, NICI
By Christine Reuter, Office Specialist 2, North Idaho Correctional Institution

North Idaho Correctional Institution and University of Idaho celebrated the first Inside Outside course completion graduation.

After the success of this course at Idaho Correctional Institution – Orofino, U of I assistant professor, Dr. Omi Hodwitz, was able to readapt the course curriculum to a reasonable time frame to bring this program to NICI. 

Story published: 08/01/2019

No visiting at ISCC Aug. 12

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Visiting is canceled at Idaho State Correctional Center Aug. 12 for parole hearings.

Story published: 08/01/2019

D-3’s blessing box helps client start job on the right foot

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By Cory Barrier, Manager, Probation & Parole District 3

Feel good story of the day!  District 3 Sr. Probation and Parole Officer Rob Reynolds has been one of several individuals instrumental in establishing the “Blessings Box” at the Caldwell P&P office where clients can obtain emergency food and hygiene items.  

The box is located in the lobby where anyone who has a need can access items to get them by.  

This program is sponsored by individual community members, organizations and local businesses – the response and support has been great!  

Story published: 07/31/2019

SICI’s Pleasant Valley Farm feeds families in need while giving inmates a taste of the real world

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By Karen Lehr, KIVI-TV

BOISE, Idaho — A program at the Idaho Department of Correction is connecting inmates with an opportunity to give back to the community while they're serving time.

The Pleasant Valley Farm is a five-acre plot near the state prison south of Boise.

Instead of letting the space go to waste, a partnership with the Idaho Foodbank dishes up about 300,000 pounds of fresh produce every summer to feed families in need.

Story published: 07/29/2019

ISCI’s annual bike and car show

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By Sgt. Jamie Ayuso, Idaho State Correctional Institution

Inmates and staff participated in an annual Bike and Car Show at ISCI on Saturday. 

Inmates came to see the bikes and car on display and to hear the ministry and testimony given by the volunteers and members of Conflicted MC. 

Thank you to Lt. Corey Seely for coordinating this event and making it possible, and a huge shout out to all of the incredible staff at ISCI that stepped up and made sure that this event was a total success. 

What a great experience to see everyone come together. 

Story published: 07/29/2019

District 5 Recognition Awards

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Marie Hoffmier, Administrative Assistant II, District 5 Probation and Parole

District 5 – Twin Falls: During our P & P Week festivities, the district had a short staff meeting and then a D5 Employee Morale Association BBQ. At this event we had two Senior Probation and Parole Officers to recognize for the dedication and commitment to Idaho Department of Correction, the community and the offenders they serve.

Alex McClain, 5 years of service

Rosy Garcia, 15 years of service

Story published: 07/26/2019
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