IDOC to assume operation of ICC on July 1, 2014

Long shot looking down the hallway at ICC
The main hallway at ICC

The Idaho Board of Correction has unanimously approved Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's recommendation that the Idaho Department of Correction assume operation of Idaho Correctional Center when the State's contract with ICC's current operator expires on June 30, 2014.

During the meeting on Friday, July 10 in Boise, the chairman of the three-member panel, Robin Sandy, said she believes the state will better manage the prison at this time. She also said the Board will review non-custodial positions at ICC and retain those under private operation.

Over the next six months, IDOC will work closely with the facility's current operator, Correction Corporation of America (CCA), to assure a seamless transition. The transition process will be directed by IDOC Deputy Director Kevin Kempf with the assistance of chief of IDOC's Prisons Division, Jeff Zmuda. Idaho State Correctional Institution Warden Randy Blades will assume day-to-day management of ICC as warden once the transition is complete.

Idaho Correctional Center is a 2080-bed prison south of Boise. It houses male inmates of close, medium and minimum custody levels.

Story published: 01/10/2014
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