Idaho State Correctional Center

Coordinates: 43°28′21″N 116°14′12″W / 43.472393°N 116.236732°W / 43.472393; -116.236732
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Idaho State Correctional Center
Idaho State Correctional Center is located in Idaho
Idaho State Correctional Center
Location in Idaho
LocationKuna, Idaho
Coordinates43°28′21″N 116°14′12″W / 43.472393°N 116.236732°W / 43.472393; -116.236732
Security classmixed security levels
OpenedJuly 2000
Managed byIdaho Department of Corrections
DirectorJosh Tewalt
WardenRandy Valley

Idaho State Correctional Center (ISCC) is a state prison for men located in Kuna, Ada County, Idaho,[1] one of a cluster of seven detention facilities known as the "South Boise Prison Complex". The other prisons in the area are the Correctional Alternative Placement Program, the Idaho State Correctional Institution, the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, the South Boise Women's Correctional Center, the South Idaho Correctional Institution, and the South Idaho Correctional Institution-Community Work Center.

The ISCC opened in July 2000 as the first privately run prison in Idaho, operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. With a capacity of 2,080 inmates, it is also the largest prison in the state, housing maximum, medium, and minimum custody male offenders.[2]

In January 2014, Idaho governor Butch Otter announced that the state would take over control of the facility when the contract expired in June 2014, citing a long history of issues including violence within the facility and allegations of understaffing and contract fraud.[3] Governor Otter himself has been a proponent of privatization.[4]

In 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began an investigation of the CCA management of the prison. The American Civil Liberties Union, which sued on behalf of inmates in 2010, claimed that understaffing resulted in high levels of violence at the facility, which prompted some inmates to refer to it as a "gladiator school."[5]

The ISCC maintains an active branch of the American Legion.[6]


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  2. ^ "CoreCivic: Better the Public Good".
  3. ^ "Idaho to operate troubled Correctional Center publicly | The Spokesman-Review". Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  4. ^ "Idaho to take over privately-run state prison". 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ Rebecca Boone (March 7, 2014). APNewsBreak: FBI Investigates Prison Company. Associated Press. Retrieved on April 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Barnhill, Frankie. "Idaho State Correctional Center Has One Of The Most Active American Legion Branches". Retrieved 2020-01-26.