IDOC selects new warden for Pocatello Women's Correctional Center

Portrait of PWCC Warden Nancy Espeseth
New PWCC Warden Nancy Espeseth

BOISE, January 9, 2013 – The Idaho Department of Correction has chosen a veteran correctional administrator to serve as warden of Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center in Pocatello.

Nancy Espeseth, who is currently manager of Probation and Parole District 7 based in Idaho Falls, will succeed Jim Woolf.  He is now serving as warden at St. Anthony Work Camp in St. Anthony.

“Nancy has a long, proud track record of helping protect the quality of life in eastern Idaho,” says IDOC Director Brent Reinke. “She’s committed to holding offenders accountable while giving them opportunities to change.”

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, manager of District 6 based in Pocatello in August of 2010 and manager of District 7 in August of 2011.

PWCC is a 289-bed women’s facility which opened in 1994. It houses all custody levels, from death row to community work release.  PWCC also serves as the main reception point for all women entering the IDOC system.


Story published: 01/09/2013
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