Idaho Corrections And Prison Management Reach Agreement


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Idaho Department of Correction and the Correction Corporation of America said this Tuesday afternoon, they have reached an agreement over contractual disputes. The disputes include a matter of staffing hours that occurred at the Idaho State Prison near Boise. As a result, CCA will pay $1-million dollars in compensation to the State. Additionally, the state has denied CCA an annual inflationary increase in the amount of about $350,000.

The agreement follows several months of review by IDOC. While the $1 million payment does not reflect a specific number of hours, due to the complexity of the issue it was determined by IDOC officials to reasonably cover the State’s costs related to the staffing matter. The agreement also fulfills CCA’s commitment to make taxpayers whole on the issue.

After the ICC staffing issue came to light, CCA put a new reporting system in place at the facility that better documents staffing vacancies and the steps taken to fill them. Additionally, IDOC has worked closely with CCA to make the staff reporting process more transparent and its audits more efficient.

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