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Information about the transition.

The Idaho Department of Correction has entered into a new contract with CenturyLink to provide inmate phone services beginning October 1, 2014.

As a result, the current phone service provider, GTL, will no longer accept deposits from friends and families for inmate debit phone time accounts as of September, 1, 2014.

Inmates will still be able to buy debit phone time through the commissary service at their facility and friends and family can still make deposits with GTL for prepaid accounts.

They are, however, encouraged to manage their debit phone time so they use as much of it as possible before October 1, 2014.

Any remaining funds on their inmate debit account will be transferred to CenturyLink. [read more...]

A new group of correctional officers is on the job at Idaho Department of Correction facilities statewide.

The 26 graduates of Correction Academy 46 took the Oath of Honor August 15, 2014 at the Peace Officers Standards Training Academy in Meridian.

You can see photos of the ceremony here.

In his remarks, the president of the class, Timothy R. Harris, urged his classmates to support their colleagues and maintain a good attitude. [read more...]

North Idaho Correctional Institution’s horticulture program made a great showing at the recent Idaho County Fair. A garlic rope grown and woven by inmates took first place and best in show in the fair's horticulture-vegetable exhibit category.

“The 7-foot garlic rope was an offender's brainstorm, as we had recently harvested 75 pounds of garlic for the NICI kitchen,” says instructor Liz Clark.  “We also saved 10 pounds to replant in October for next year's crop.” [read more...]

The Idaho Department of Correction invites families and friends of inmates and supervised offenders to a Corrections Connections meeting in Pocatello. The criminal justice system can be confusing. The goal of the meeting is to remove barriers and do a better job of helping friends and families navigate the system.

The Corrections Connections listening meeting is scheduled for September 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Marshall Public Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave., Pocatello. The invitation includes a map.

The meeting will include conversation, and an opportunity for individual questions with staff from prisons, probation and parole, education, treatment and reentry, and administration. [read more...]