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Canyon County jail officials reached out to ICE agents repeatedly to report inmates without residential documentation and sometimes reported inmates who were American citizens. Reporter Nicole Foy of the Idaho Press broke the story after obtaining emails sent to ICE from the Canyon County jail and she joins Idaho Matters to unpack the story.

On The Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 17, 2019

  • Emails demonstrate Canyon County jail officials' cooperation with ICE.
  • The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference workshops works in progress.
  • A former Idaho Supreme Court justice writes about his experiences during the Vietnam War.
  • The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association to host First Annual Boise Mountain Bike Festival.

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Host Gemma Gaudette leads a round table discussion of the week's headlines with the region's top journalists. This week, George Prentice discusses the Boise Weekly’s deep dive into the problems the state is having in working with private out-of-state prisons. Idaho Public Television’s Bill Manny breaks down Canyon County’s failed jail bond measure and updates us on Ada County's case against a Colorado hemp cultivator and the shippers caught transporting the industrial product. Rebecca Boone from the Associated Press explains the necessity of using Freedom of Information Act requests for journalists and cautions of a manhunt for a highway killer in Idaho.

Canyon County Voters Resoundingly Reject Jail Bond

May 22, 2019
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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Voters in Canyon County went to the polls Tuesday and overwhelmingly rejected a bond initiative that would’ve funded a new jail.


A townhall meeting in Nampa got a bit fiery on Monday as critics of a property tax increase verbally sparred with supporters of a new jail for Canyon County. Idaho Matters looks at the need for more detention beds with Ysabel Bilbao, spokeswoman for the effort to approve a bond for a new jail.