BOISE, Aug. 24, 2015 — The Idaho Department of Correction is joining the “Law Enforcement Torch Run” (LETR) movement that supports Special Olympics Idaho. As an official partner of Special Olympics Idaho, IDOC will help raise awareness, resources and funds for the athletes who participate in training and competition in Idaho.

“We are honored, humbled and excited to team up with Special Olympics of Idaho,” says IDOC Director Kevin H.  Kempf.  “In the near future we will be asking both uniform and non-uniform staff to volunteer and help with events like Tip-a-Cop, LETR Torch Run, and the various other activities that benefit these amazing athletes." [read more...]

Idaho Maximum Security Institution Sgt. Chris Audens sent us this photo of IMSI Warden Al Ramirez and Lt. Marc Aiello conducting count.

All IDOC correctional facilities must conduct at least five formal counts a day. During a formal count, inmates must be in their cells, on or in contact with their assigned beds, in an area approved for count, or listed on an out-count sheet.

IMSI Sgt. Jay Link snapped the photo.

Thanks for sending us the photo Sgt. Audens. 

IDOC’s public information office is always on the lookout for good pictures of the department’s facilities and staff.

If you have a photo you like, email it to PIO Jeff Ray. [read more...]

Two inmate firefighters who walked away from a wildfire they were battling near Garden Valley, Idaho are in custody.   

Brian Patrick Phillips, IDOC #93740, and Jeremy Ray Whitten, IDOC #51935, disappeared at 5 p.m. Friday from a gas station in Garden Valley.

They were captured about 90 minutes later near Cole Road and Ustick Road in Boise.  

Phillips, 26, was serving a sentence of 3 years to 10 years for aggravated battery in Ada County.  His term was scheduled to have been completed on July 31, 2019.

Whitten, 37, was serving a 2-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance in Canyon County. His term was scheduled to have been completed on July 16, 2016.  [read more...]