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.
An Idaho jail deputy sustained head injuries after two inmates assaulted the deputy during an escape attempt. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office said in a prepared statement that the deputy was treated and released from a local hospital after the incident early Monday.
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says Jerome County officials should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider a contract leasing out space in the county's new jail to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.