Law & Justice

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Last June, two bail bondsmen were arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer in Caldwell. This case raised several issues, about bail agents, and what they can, or can't, do. Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue joins Idaho Matters to help clarify the issue.

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The Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women Grant will help the Idaho State Police expand sexual assault response training and increase evidence collection capabilities. On Friday's Idaho Matters, we speak with state representative Melissa Wintrow about the legislation behind the efforts.

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Nurses across Idaho will soon have a chance for more training when it comes to collecting evidence from victims of sexual assault.

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Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has charged a former state treasurer Republican candidate with seven felony counts of misuse of public money by a public officer.

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In October of 2017, Ada County was awarded a grant from the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge.

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Federal officials say 13 people affiliated with two well-known gangs have been indicted. The suspects face a host of charges.

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Last Wednesday, President Trump issued pardons to Dwight Hammond, Jr. and his son Steven. The pair had been found guilty of arson of federal property after their protest against the federal government over grazing rights.

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The Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise closed 45 years ago, and as hard as they tried to keep people in, these days they can't keep people out. Amber Bierle of the Idaho State Historical Society talks about the history of the "Old Pen" and some of the upcoming events.

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The regional branch of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Idaho are suing the state of Idaho over a new law that requires medicals providers to report complications resulting from abortion procedures.

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The increased prison population at the Idaho Department of Corrections has forced officials to place some prisoners in county jails for housing. This has led to a stretching of resources for the state's county sheriffs; such overcrowding led to a riot in the Bannock County jail on Wednesday. We talk with Ada County Sheriff Stephen Bartlett and state representatives Lynn Luker (R-15th) and John McCrostie (D-16th) about the impacts they're seeing in Ada jails.

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Monday morning, an Idaho District Court judge denied a request to ban photo, video and audio recordings during a hearing for the suspect connected to a recent mass stabbing attack in Boise, leading to outbursts both in and outside the courtroom. 

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St. Luke’s has sued Idaho’s prison healthcare contractor over what it claims are low reimbursement rates and underpaid medical bills. 

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Authorities in eastern Idaho say up to 27 inmates participated in a riot in the maximum security section at the Bannock County Jail.

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The state's prison system is experiencing critical overcrowding. Inmates are being farmed out to penitentiaries in other states and county jails, and the inmate population is expected to surpass 10,000 by 2020.

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A former pharmacist for St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center has filed a lawsuit alleging she was subject to racist and sexist harassment by multiple employees before being wrongfully terminated after just five months.

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