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Former officer arrested

As the result of an investigation launched by the Idaho Department of Correction's Office of Professional Standards and turned over to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, a former IDOC correctional officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly having sexual contact with an inmate.

Story published: 09/20/2013

You're invited to the resource fair

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The 3rd annual Community Information and Resource Fair is coming up on Wednesday, September 18.

Vineyard Christian Fellowship
4950 Bradley Street
Garden City, Idaho

8am-9am Opening Ceremony

9am-4pm Information and Resource Fair

Purpose of the Information and Resource Fair:

Story published: 09/13/2013

SICI spud harvest underway

Yellow,two-row potato digger attached to a tractor
The garden's "new" two-row potato digger

To get an idea of just how far the foodbank garden at South Idaho Correctional Institution has come, take a look at the machines in the field.

Four years ago, the Idaho Department of Correction teamed up with the Idaho Foodbank to grow fresh, nutritious produce for hungry Idaho families and now the garden is on track to produce its biggest crop yet.

Story published: 09/13/2013

S. Boise parking update

Chip sealing equipment in the IMSI parking lot
Chip-sealing equipment at IMSI

Parking lot closures will continue into the weekend at some facilities in the South Boise Correctional Complex.

On Friday, crews will chip seal the parking lot at Idaho Maximum Security Institution.

Also on Friday, they will seal half of the parking lots at Idaho State Correctional Institution and South Idaho Correctional Institution.

Story published: 09/12/2013

Resurfacing to close S. Boise parking lots

Worker cuts asphalt next to red pickup with trailer
Resurfacing begins at IMSI

It’s time to resurface IDOC parking lots at three facilities in the South Boise Correctional Complex.

The works starts Tuesday, September 4 at Idaho Maximum Security Institution and Idaho State Correctional Institution.

Crews expect to finish up at the two institutions by September 7. They will then go on to work on the lot at South Idaho Correctional Institution. The entire project is expected to take a month.

While the lots are being resurfaced, staff and visitors will be directed to temporary parking lots.

Story published: 09/03/2013

GED deadline nears

GED Testing Service logo

Offenders who are working toward a GED diploma are facing a critical deadline.  The GED Testing Service in Washington, D.C., is completely revamping the GED tests to keep up with tougher high school graduation standards.

Story published: 08/27/2013

Engineer becomes new Management Services chief

Portrait of Pat Donaldson standing in front of Central Office
Management Services Chief Pat Donaldson

Pat Donaldson's career has been all about building things and solving problems. 

Story published: 08/15/2013

Walkaway caught

Mugshot of Leah J. McCormack, #55092
Leah J. McCormack, #55092

An East Boise Community Work Center resident who walked away from her job on August 2, 2013 is back in custody.

Story published: 08/07/2013

IDOC seeks walkaway

McCormack mugshot
Leah J. McCormack, #55092

The Idaho Department of Correction is searching for an East Boise Community Work Center inmate who has walked away from her job in the community.

Leah J. McCormack, IDOC #55092, was reported missing at 3 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2013. She was last seen at a motel near Interstate 84 and S. Vista Avenue in Boise.  She was wearing a black shirt and black pants.

Story published: 08/05/2013

Donaldson named Management Services chief

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Management Services Chief Pat Donaldson

Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke has named Pat Donaldson chief of the department's Management Services Division.

Donaldson has worked for IDOC for 16 years. He has served as the department's construction supervisor, facility services manager and, most recently, deputy chief of Contract Services.

Story published: 07/31/2013
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