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Commissioners want the Idaho Department of Correction to pay counties more to house people who have been convicted and sentenced for crimes, but for whom there is no room in state prisons
“The more people, the more tensions, the more risk for individuals to fight, to create other issues in our facility,” Ada County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Shem McCulloch said
Until the county gets a bigger jail the sheriff is trying small changes, like serving fresh fruit more often and expanding board game privileges, to keep the peace
Judge: Inmate’s constitutional rights against cruel and unusual punishment may have been violated after officials repeatedly scheduled his execution
On July 1, death by firing squad will become an approved back-up method of execution in Idaho
Bryan Kohberger’s trial has been set for early October. The prosecutor now has 60 days to inform the court whether he will seek the death penalty in the case
House Bill 186 passed the Senate by a 24-11 vote; it overwhelmingly passed the House earlier this month
The state’s governor said he would consider signing the newly proposed bill into law if passed by legislature
Idaho would become the fifth state to approve a firing squad as a backup to the lethal injection drug shortage
The state eliminated its never-used firing squad option in 2009, but has been unable to secure the drugs needed for lethal injection executions
Bryan Kohberger’s housing classification, after extradition from Pennsylvania, is being determined by Latah County Jail staff
This is the fourth time in 36 years that the death warrant for double murderer Gerald Pizzuto will expire
The multi-agency resource center will be staffed by plain-clothed juvenile diversion officers
Sheriff Robert Norris said the jail needs to be expanded again to protect the community
Officials may not reveal where they obtain lethal injection drugs, even under a court order