Update: South Boise Correctional Complex

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Three Idaho Department of Correction prisons south of Boise remain on secure status with some of their housing units on lockdown. There is no timeline in place currently to ease restrictions. Visiting at the facilities is also suspended through the weekend. 

The chief of IDOC’s Division of Prisons, Ashley Dowell, says she knows that families will be disappointed by the decision to continue the restrictions, but she says the department has an obligation to put safety first. 

“The vast majority of inmates in those prisons had nothing to do with the recent violence,” Dowell says. “By limiting their movement, we’re not trying to punish them -- we’re keeping them safe.”

The three prisons that remain on secure status are Idaho Maximum Security Institution, Idaho State Correctional Center and Idaho State Correctional Institution, with a few housing units at IMSI and ISCC on lockdown. 

Two other prisons, South Idaho Correctional Institution and South Boise Women’s Correctional Center, returned to normal operations Tuesday. Visiting also resumed at SICI today and will resume on Saturday at SBWCC as scheduled.

Story published: 01/11/2018
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