Idaho Juvenile Correction Employees Raise Concerns Again
OISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction employees who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the state say the agency is violating a judge’s order to meet and decide which documents should be made public.
Attorney Andrew Schoppe filed court documents Wednesday alleging that the state agency has been stalling for months in an effort to keep the public from learning the details of allegations that some staffers sexually abused juveniles at a Nampa detention center. U.S. District Judge B.
Lynn Winmill recently gave agency officials two weeks to discuss with the plaintiffs which records should be kept secret, but Schoppe says that deadline has passed. The plaintiffs are asking Winmill to limit the types of documents that are sealed and to order the department to turn over the records.