Old Idaho Penitentiary

Boise State Students Search For Bodies At Old Idaho Pen

May 16, 2019
Boise State University/Patrick Sweeny

The Boise State Geophysics Club is taking part in a truly unusual school activity: They are looking for dead bodies. Dead prisoners, to be exact, 55 buried on the grounds of the Old Idaho PenitentiaryIdaho Matters talks with Amber Beierle, Historic Sites Administrator with the Idaho State Historical Society and Dylan Mikesell, a Boise State geosciences assistant professor and advisor to the club.

On The Thursday, May 16, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 15, 2019

  • Kevin Richert of Idaho Education News discusses school bonds, bullying and more.
  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul works to prevent homelessness before it happens.
  • Boise State students use advanced technology to find dead bodies at the Old Idaho Pen.


The film Paranormal Prison is in principle photography at the Old Idaho Penitentiary and we meet producer Catrine McGregor about spooky happenings - both on and off film.

On The Monday, November 12, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Nov 9, 2018

  • Remembering Idahoans who served in The Great War.
  • Immigrant Justice Idaho provides legal aid for an under-represented population.
  • Apprenticeship Week highlights education for a trade career.
  • Boise Weekly's contest for very, very short works of fiction


When things go bump in the Idaho night, Big River Paranormal is there to investigate. We'll meet these real-life ghost hunters and find out which parts of the state are most infested with the spirits of the departed.

Friends of the Bishop's House

A house that was once home to Episcopal Bishops and nurses, and was saved from demolition is celebrating its 125th year.

The Bishop’s House was built in 1889 and is one of Boise's oldest continuously-used buildings. It was remodeled 10 years later by well-known Idaho architect John Tourtellotte. He added several rooms, a three-story tower and a wrap-around porch which helped create the unique silhouette of the home.