On  Sept. 21, Idaho State Correctional Institution held its annual Life After Release Fair. 

We invited groups, organizations, and businesses into ISCI to meet directly with our inmate population who are close to becoming eligible for release. 

Our goal is to connect these inmates directly with the service providers they will be working with in the community. 

Every year this event has been well received by both inmates and the groups who participate and this year was no different.  [read more...]

Inmates at Idaho State Correctional Center have turned over thousands of sagebrush plants to the Bureau of Land Management.

The plants will be used to restore sage grouse habitat that wildfires destroyed around Table Rock near Boise and in the Twin Falls.

The inmates started growing the plants from seed last spring. 

The BLM funds the project. The Institute for Applied Ecology coordinates the inmates’ efforts. [read more...]