Idaho Department of Correction investigates disruption by Idaho inmates at out-of-state prison

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BOISE, Idaho, March 28, 2018 -- The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating a disruption by Idaho inmates at a contract-bed facility in Texas.

Shortly before midnight (CDT), inmates damaged two televisions, ripped apart a mattress and broke several sprinkler heads at the Karnes County Correctional Center in Karnes City, Texas. After talking with the prison’s warden, the inmates returned to their bunks.

There were no reported injuries. Damage is estimated at less than $1,000. 

Due to a shortage of beds in Idaho, 250 Idaho inmates are incarcerated at the Karnes County Correctional Center.

A group of 150 inmates arrived at the facility on Feb. 13, 2018. A group of 100 inmates arrived at the facility on March 14.

The inmates are being held at the facility temporarily while the department seeks a long-term agreement with a prison-bed provider.

Story published: 03/28/2018
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