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Taking treatment outside

Inmates sit under umbrellas for class
By Kristi Skeem, Program Manager, Idaho State Correctional Center

On such a nice summer day 8.21.19, ISCC case managers Gladymar Rodriguez and Crystal Robles lead a CBISA substance abuse treatment group in an alternative space, ISCC’s activities yard, instead of the traditional classroom. 

They are using the activities yard, field trip style, as an appropriate reward for a group doing well. 

Our JPA audits encourage group facilitators to reward their group 4:1 ratio of reward vs discipline. 

Story published: 08/22/2019

Beat the Heat Event

Push Up Challenge at Beat the Heat Event
Stephanie Taylor-Silva, AmeriCorps VISTA Program, District 7 P&P

District 7 Probation and Parole as well as the IDOC Free2Succeed Mentor Program participated in an event with the Idaho Falls Police Department called Beat the Heat. This was a community event where local kids were invited to compete against police officers during "Beat the Heat" at Skyline High School Saturday, Aug. 17th. They were able to test their skills at the Idaho POST fitness standards. This was a fun, casual way for kids to interact with officers.

Story published: 08/21/2019

IDOC Honor Guard Serves in Tennessee

IDOC Honor Guard
Sergeant Michael Novotny, Idaho Maximum Security Institution

IDOC Honor Guard traveled to Tennessee to honor fallen Correctional Administrator Debra K. Johnson.

Left to right: Sergeant Michael Novotny, Corporal Wayne Baerlocher and Sergeant Tianna Czudak

Story published: 08/20/2019

Community Information and Resource Fair will explore ways to help newly released offenders; others succeed

CIRF logo

IDAHO FALLS — An event aimed at making Idaho communities safer by helping returning citizens succeed after they are released from incarceration is coming up in Idaho Falls.  

This is the third year for this event and the Community Information and Resource Fair – Idaho Falls will provide representatives from community organizations and government agencies an opportunity to network the services and support offered to those that may be in need and explore ways they can work together to reduce recidivism. 

Story published: 08/15/2019

School Supply Drive

Back to School Supply Drive Flyer
Francine Diaz, Correctional Case Manager, South Boise Women's Correctional Center

SBWCC is holding a school supply drive to benefit children of incarcerated individuals as these parents are unable to provide these school supplies. Attached you will find the flyer, listing supplies needed for grade school and middle school students. Anyone interested in donating bigger items, backpacks are also needed.

Depending on the supplies donated, other facilities will be contacted to see if any of their inmates would benefit from this project. These items will be distributed to local children when they visit the facilities.

Story published: 08/12/2019

Reentry Center Residents Raise Money for the Idaho Food Bank

Collin Young, Correctional Case Manager, Treasure Valley Reentry Center

Residents at the Treasure Valley Community Re-Entry Center held a fundraiser for the Idaho Food Bank.

Collectively they raised $865.00 for this organization.

For each dollar donated to the Idaho Food Bank, they are able to provide five meals.

The Idaho Food Bank distributes 18 Million pounds of food a year to those in need.

Two of our offenders were able to hand deliver this monetary donation and take a tour of the Idaho Food Bank.

Story published: 10/10/2018

No visiting at ISCC on Aug. 8

Visiting is canceled at Idaho State Correctional Center on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.

Story published: 07/26/2018

Hoiland honored with Silver Cross

The Board of Correction awarded Senior Probation and Parole Officer Clint Hoiland the Silver Cross for saving the life of a young man.

Hoiland was driving home from work on February 15 when he saw a young man standing on a high railing on the Southway Bridge that spans the river between Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington. Hoiland parked his car and rushed over to help. He heard the man crying, and it appeared he was getting ready to jump

The award nomination describes what happened next; "Clint grabbed the young man and pulled him off the railing...He then told two bystanders to call 911. The 18-year-old man said he had been bullied in school, and wanted to kill himself."

Story published: 10/08/2014
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