Idaho Corrections Director Taking Two Weeks Leave As Grandson Faces Murder Charges


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) – The Idaho Board of Correction said that Department of Correction Director Brent D. Reinke will be taking two weeks leave effectively immediately to address a personal matter, the criminal prosecution of his grandson.
Bradley Frank James, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the December 12 slaying of a Filer man. James is being held in the Twin Falls County Jail without bond pending an August trial.
Board Chair Robin Sandy said she recognizes the difficult position Reinke faces – managing the day-to-day operations of a major State agency while also supporting a family member who is charged with a serious crime.
“This is a tragic, personal matter and we respect Brent’s wish to support his family during this difficult time,” Sandy said.
Reinke has been IDOC director since January 1, 2007. The department’s deputy director, Kevin Kempf, will serve as acting director while Reinke is away.

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