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IDOC Implements Program To Provide Identification For Newly Released Inmates

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DARIN OSWALD/Idaho Statesman
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One of the many challenges met by recently-released state inmates is a lack of identification. This can make it difficult to rent a home or get a job and it creates further problems when dealing with the DMV or probation departments. A new program makes sure recently released felons are not starting over from behind the eight ball by providing ID on release.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.