Contact Us

Idaho Convict will Stay in Prison After 44 Years

iStock

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho inmate locked up for most of the last 44 years will stay that way, after Idaho parole officials decided the convicted killer who played a key role in a notorious 1971 prison riot should remain behind bars.

Ronald Lee Macik, with inmate No. 12680, the lowest number in the Idaho prison system, lost out this week when the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole decided his chances of successfully moving back into society were slim.

Macik has violated four previous paroles. Incarcerated originally for robbery, Macik’s role in inmate William Henry Butler’s slaying during the 1971 riot — he pleaded guilty to murder — helped galvanize public sentiment behind shuttering the Idaho Territory-era penitentiary. In addition to losing his parole bid, Macik’s separate appeal for a new trial was denied Tuesday.

Best of News Radio 1310

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loyal Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Loyal Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.