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Hard Work And Good Deeds From EBCRC

Special Recognition For 4 EBCRC Residents
Special Recognition For 4 EBCRC Residents
By Gretchen Woodland, Community Reentry Center Manager, EBCRC

Great things have been happening at the East Boise Community Reentry Center (EBCRC)!

Starting at the top left of the photo above, we have Ms. Tyra Crowley. Tyra was recognized as a President's list recipient at the College of Western Idaho with a 4.0 grade point average last semester. Tyra accomplished this while working full time and also volunteering at the Humane Society.

Story published: 01/17/2020

Dress for Success helps prepare women for reentry

before and after photos of group of women
By Kathy Bauman, Pre-release Specialist, South Boise Women’s Correctional Center

On Sunday, January 5th, the Dress for Success Little Black Fashion van pulled up to SBWCC for their 2nd event.  

They come once every 3 months, giving our rider population the opportunity to be dressed professionally.  

Participating inmates were required to have a job waiting for them after release or have an interview set up, some of which can be facilitated while still incarcerated.  

Story published: 01/10/2020

Evening visiting only at ISCC on Jan 23

visitation alert over logo

The afternoon visiting sessions are cancelled at Idaho State Correctional on Thursday, Jan 23. The evening session, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will take place as scheduled.

Please note the other changes to ISCC’s January visiting schedule which were announced earlier. 

• Due to parole hearings, visitation is cancelled on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

• Due to parole hearings, visitation seating will be limited on Friday, Jan. 17.

Story published: 01/09/2020

ISCC Hosts Knowledge Bowl

four men sit at table
By David Mehlhaff, Education Program Manager, Idaho State Correctional Center

Idaho State Correctional Center held the facility’s first inmate knowledge bowl on Dec. 30, 2019 and the event was a great success. 

Seventeen four-man teams signed up to compete and each housing unit hosted a semi-final with six winning teams advancing to the final in categories ranging from current events to various subjects such as mathematics.  

Story published: 01/08/2020

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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