Good turnout for 'listening' meeting

Director Reinke leans forward surrounded by people in a circle
IDOC Director Brent Reinke at the first Corrections Connections meeting

Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke says he is pleased with the turnout for the department’s first Corrections Connection meeting, an event intended to connect offenders’ family members and friends with IDOC staff and administrators.

“We’ve decided to kind of dip our toe in the water and start having what we’re calling listening meetings or Corrections Connections meetings,” Director Reinke said. “The goal is to try to understand what we don’t know, to try to set the stage for some open communication.”

About 40 people turned out for the event held Tuesday at the Correctional Industries’ in Boise. Most of the questions were related to issues facing incarcerated offenders.

Director Reinke says he hopes to hold Corrections Connections meetings around the state in the months to come.

You can see photos of the event here.

Story published: 08/15/2014
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