A new report says that Idaho’s growth in prison costs is the sixth highest in the nation – even outpacing growth in education investment.
This comes as Idaho lawmakers try to find new ways to deal with overcrowding in jails and prisons.
In Canyon County, where jail overcrowding is a problem, new temporary jail pods made from semi-truck trailers will soon house female inmates. The pods went up after voters rejected multiple bonds to build a new jail.
Just pondering. Why does an article about state prison population make mention of a county jail? One has nothing to do with the other, really. In this context.
Also, there isn’t anyone in state prison for possession charges alone.
oneopinion The county jails are being used as an overflow for the state pen and they have sued the state to end the practice.
Up here in Valley County the county loves the extra prisoners. They make bank off of it (unfortunately). For some reason, putting people in jail/prison is big business in Idaho…
Ha! I just saw the date you posted this…nothing like a 3 month lag to give me time to formulate my thoughts! 😃
Thanks a lot @oneopinion