The state takeover of a privately-managed prison in Boise is now underway.
Idaho corrections staff have been preparing for months to take over the 2,080-bed facility ever since Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter announced earlier this year he would not renew the $29 million-a-year contract with Corrections Corporations of America. That process officially began Tuesday.
Under CCA management, the prison has been sued and wracked by accusations of violence, gang activity and understaffing.