IDOC selects new manager for eastern Idaho probation and parole district

Photo of new D-7 manager Nancy Espeseth on the Statehouse steps
New District 7 Manager Nancy Espeseth

BOISE, August 26, 2011 – The Idaho Department of Correction has chosen a veteran correctional administrator to lead Probation and Parole District 7 based in Idaho Falls.

Nancy Espeseth, who currently serves as manager of Probation and Parole District 6 based in Pocatello, will succeed longtime District 7 manager Terry Kirkham. He was recently named warden of South Idaho Correctional Institution, a minimum security prison south of Boise.

“Probation and parole work is difficult and the stakes are high,” said IDOC Director Brent Reinke. “Nancy is a proven leader who knows the job, and the people of eastern Idaho will be in good hands.”

Espeseth joined IDOC in July of 1999 as a correctional officer at the Twin Falls Community Work Center. She became a probation and parole officer in July of 2000, a section supervisor in January of 2008 and manager of District 6 in August of 2010.

“District 7 has a long tradition of leading the state when it comes to holding offenders accountable and offering them opportunities to change,” Espeseth said. “I look forward to continuing that tradition and helping protect the quality of life in eastern Idaho.”

District 7 includes Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton counties.

IDOC is in the process of hiring Espeseth’s successor as manager of District 6.  The district includes Bannock, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties.

IDOC’s Bureau of Probation and Parole supervises about 14,000 adult felony offenders statewide. In addition to probation and parole officers, the bureau includes pre-sentence investigators and drug and alcohol rehabilitation specialists.

Story published: 08/26/2011
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