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The Idaho Department of Correction has released a Concession Services Request for commissary services and account management services.  

Responses are due December 5, 2014.

Services under the resulting contract will begin May 4, 2015.  

Individuals wishing to obtain bid information should contact the CSR Lead, Juliet McKay, at or 208-658-2176 [read more...]

The Department of Correction’s mission is to promote a safer Idaho by reducing recidivism. To achieve this mission, we must ensure that prisons are a safe place for our employees to work and for inmates to live. Contraband of any type puts safety at risk, so expect to see an increased focus on keeping contraband out of prisons.

The contraband of greatest concern is drugs, because of the danger drugs create in facilities. IDOC will be taking some pro-active measures to ensure contraband is not entering prisons. Introducing contraband into a prison is a crime per Idaho Code 18-2510.

Here’s what you can expect: [read more...]

Laura Kiehl, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation specialist at South Idaho Correctional Institution, sent us this photo of early winter weather conditions at SICI.

“This is just a cell phone picture, but the fence at SICI-PRC looked awesome with the freezing fog on Tuesday morning,” Laura wrote.

The National Weather Service said Tuesday's morning low of 4 degrees established a Boise record for Nov. 18. It was the third consecutive morning of record-breaking low temperatures.

Thanks for the photo, Laura.

IDOC’s public information office is always on the lookout for good pictures of the department’s facilities and staff in action.

If you have a photo you like, email it to PIO Jeff Ray. [read more...]