Idaho Scales Back Claim Of Problems At Prison

Jul 30, 2014

Idaho Department of Correction officials have dramatically scaled back their assessment of the problems encountered when they took over the state's largest prison from Corrections Corporation of America this month.

Last week, Shane Evans with IDOC told the Board of Correction that CCA failed to leave behind a promised 8-day supply of medication, and that the new health care provider had to ship $100,000 worth of medication overnight just to reach the minimum amount needed at the facility.

But in a follow-up meeting Wednesday, Evans said the cost of the missing drugs was actually only about $8,400, and there was only a verbal agreement between Corizon and CCA's health care provider about the promised medications.

CCA spokesman Steve Owen didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.