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Idaho Prisons Decrease Inmate Call Costs

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prisons have dropped the cost of inmates' calls from 14 cents to 11 cents per minute in response to a potential mandate from the Federal Communications Commission.

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Idaho Prison Officials Ban Use of So-Called “Dry Cells”

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top prison official says the state will no longer house inmates in so-called dry cells — a type of cell without beds, sinks or toilets — and that all other segregated housing in the state's prisons is under review.

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Federal Judge Sanctions Idaho Over Prison Health Care Case

 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has sanctioned Idaho for misleading the court about medical and mental health care for inmates.

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Do Prisoners Have Too Many Privileges In Jail

We often hear stories about criminals doing stupid things or criminals doing horrible things. But the fact of it all is that they broke the law - that's why they are referred to as criminals. For that reason it really bugs me when I read about inmates complaining about not having cable TV or that they don't get the best food. NEWSFLASH - if you don't like it - don't break the law!

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This Guys Valentine’s Day Surprise Was Better Than Yours

Valentine's Day is a day of love and romance and people doing crazy stuff to show how much they care about their partner. A lot of the time the day includes surprises because that makes more sense than planning the day together and relieving a ton of stress! But, sometimes you have to make it a surprise and this guys Valentine's Day surprise was better than yours. It was also probably a lot more illegal.

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Prisoners Allege Idaho Gangs Took over Prison Security

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts. Eight inmates at the Idaho Correctional Center are suing the Corrections Corporation of America in Boise's U...

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Transfer of Idaho Inmates to Colo. Successful

(KLIX)-The Idaho Department of Corrections has completed its transfer of Idaho inmates to a Colorado facility. IDOC officials say 120 more inmates were taken by bus to Kit Carson Correctional Center in Burlington, Colo...

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130 Inmates Head to Colorado

(KLIX)-130 inmates have been taken out of Idaho prisons and jails. They all went to the Kit Carson Correctional Center in Burlington Colorado...

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Idaho DOC Responds To Scathing Prison Report

(AP) - The Idaho Department of Correction is telling a federal judge that a scathing report about health care at a Boise-area prison isn't accurate and doesn't reflect current conditions. Attorneys for the state filed their response to the report late last week, saying a court-appointed health care expert didn't do a thorough review at the Idaho State Correctional Institution. 

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Twin Falls Man Sentenced To Prison

A Twin Falls man who rammed a police car with his own vehicle during a traffic stop could spend the next 20 years in prison.  41 year old Lee Fife was sentenced before Judge Richard Bevan this week for several felonies and misdemeanors...

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Idaho Prison Report Unsealed

(AP) - An unsealed report says medical care is so poor at an Idaho prison that it amounts to neglect and cruel and unusual punishment. Correctional health care expert Dr. Marc Stern says there have been some improvements at the Idaho State Correctional Institution near Boise.

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Judge Seals Idaho Prison Report

State prison officials say a report on health care and other conditions at an Idaho prison is so inflammatory that it must remain sealed. U.S...

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Private Prisons May Not Be That Much Cheaper For Idaho

(AP) - Idaho leaders have long promoted private prisons by saying it's cheaper for the state to outsource prison management. But an examination of comparative costs by The Associated Press shows the state has never actually done the math, and there may be no cost savings at all...

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Jerome Cop Shooter Gets Life In Prison

A 30-year-old southern Idaho man will serve life in prison for shooting a Jerome police officer during a February chase. Christopher Mark Taylor was sentenced Monday in 5th District Court.

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Cassia County Man Sentenced To Prison

Blaine County officials say a jail inmate who was revived after trying to kill himself in his cell on Monday has died at a Boise hospital. 

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Twin Falls Man Gets Life Sentence For Meth

It will be life in prison for a Twin Falls man convicted of meth distribution.  34 year old Justin Izatt was convicted by a jury in December of possession with intent to distribute meth. 

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Charles Manson Caught With Cell Phone in Prison

Unbelievable mess up by prison officials.

Notorious cult leader Charles Manson was caught with a cell phone in his jail cell.

via Charles Manson Caught With Cell Phone in Prison - FoxNews...

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