Idaho's climbing prison population has a group of lawmakers giving a second look at some recommendations made by policy experts three years ago, including reclassifying some felonies as misdemeanors and increasing efforts to prevent people from going to prison in the first place.
A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges. KTVB-TV reports Donald Manuel Paradis was arrested Tuesday for aggravated assault.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Barack Obama has granted a conditional commutation to an Idaho man serving time on a drug charge. Jose Flores Molina of Nampa was one of 98 people in the round of commutations announced by the White House last week.
To become an inmate on death row, you have to have committed some pretty disturbing crimes. Often at execution, the criminal is allowed to say some last words and sometimes those words only add to the creepiness.
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.