Idaho State Correctional Institution

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Idaho State Correctional Institution
Location 13500 S. Pleasant Valley Road
Kuna, Idaho
Security class medium
Capacity 1688
Opened 1973
Managed by Idaho Department of Corrections

Idaho State Correctional Institution (ISCI) is an Idaho Department of Corrections 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 Correctional Center, 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.

ISCI is the oldest operating prison in the state, with a capacity of 1688 inmates. It also has special-use beds for infirmary, outpatient mental health and geriatric offenders. ISCI was opened in 1973, after serious riots in 1971 and 1973 destroyed much of the century-old Idaho State Penitentiary.

The institution is surrounded by a double fence, patrolled by sentry dogs. There also are seven towers to monitor perimeter security and offender movement. The compound includes a chapel, recreation center, school, large correctional industries operation and a medical clinic.

ISCI also hosts an Inmate Dog Alliance of Idaho program. This program takes dogs from the Humane Society, and places them with an inmate. The goal of the program is to rehabilitate the dogs, so they can be put up for adoption, as well as providing therapeutic advantages for the offenders.

In 1986, convicted felon Claude Dallas escaped from ISCI by walking out with a group of visitors. This escape spurred an almost year-long man hunt that ended in California.[2]


Coordinates: 43°28′40″N 116°13′24″W / 43.477641°N 116.223385°W / 43.477641; -116.223385