josh tewalt

James Dawson

On any given week, the news headlines include a deluge of stories on crime on punishment: a criminal act, the arrest of a suspect, a trial, a verdict, a sentence and Idaho's ever-swelling prison system.

Association of State Correctional Administrators

In late November, Josh Tewalt was appointed by the Idaho Board of Correction to lead IDOC. He replaced Henry Atencio, who directed the department for 28 years. Tewalt joins Idaho Matters to discuss recent allegations about conditions in a Texas prison where Idaho inmates are serving time, the proposed $500 million prison expansion and the future of corrections in a state with a rapidly growing population.