IDOC Director Discusses Solutions To Prison Overcrowding

Jul 12, 2018

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.

Prison officials have suggested a half-billion dollar prison expansion that the state is coinsidering. On Thursday's Idaho Matters, we speak with DOC director Henry Atencio about the state's growing prison population and how they will be housed in the future.