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  • Idaho Department of Correction Director Henry Atencio discusses overcrowding.
  • A former state supreme court justice files suit on behalf of Idaho students.
  • State House Speaker Scott Bedke narrowly averts a special session.
  • 45 years later, Old Idaho Penitentiary still gets visitors.

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The State of Idaho is facing a potentially crippling overcrowded prison population and officials are scrambling for ways to alleviate it. A suggestion to house inmates at National Guard barracks was shot down by Governor Otter. A $500 million expansion project is in discussion. In the meantime, many inamtes are being shipped out of state under contracts to house and feed them elsewhere. State representative Melissa Wintrow (D-19) recently visited the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center and left with some ideas about how to fix the state's corrections system. She joins Idaho Matters to share some of those ideas.

  • Tariff wars impacting Idaho manufacturing.
  • A state representative visits a women's prison
  • A Starfleet admiral lands in Boise

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An Idaho state judge ruled the state's Department of Corrections must release information regarding the drugs used in executions from 2011 and 2012.

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  • Idaho prison officials ordered to release execution drug information.
  • BSPR's Frankie Barnhill follows up on questions about recycling.
  • An adaptable swimming program that instills independence in children with disabilities.
  • A Garden City grocery store that only sells unpackaged food.