It is rumored that Idaho Correctional Center has been on lockdown since Monday, April 3rd due to an attack on guards by inmates. PWI will update as news comes in.
**Note: PWI invites ICC to comment on or contradict this rumor. We continually endeavor to verify the validity of information we post.**
4-6 - Update
According to " Anonymous" :
"The lock down was started on May 3rd and we were told it was due to a fight that happened outside of the visiting room, where two guards were pushed out of the way, not actually attacked."
From PWI: We thank "anonymous" for this information and are relieved to know that the visitation guards were not injured.
Thursday 6:00pm: Per ICC - They are not sure if there will be visitation on Friday the 7th. Those wishing to visit should call "visitation" Friday morning, anytime after 6:00am before making the trip.
A PWI reader has requested that we repost the following article:
Complaints of Extreme Violence By Gang Members in Idaho's Private Prison Were Made Years Ago
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(Note the Date of This Article):
April 01, 2009
This is a discussion on "Idaho inmates complain of extreme violence at prison"
BOISE - An inmate is suing the managers of the state's only private prison, contending that the high level of violence at the Idaho Correctional Institution amounts to cruel and unusual punishment - a complaint that has been echoed by other inmates in recent weeks and at least partly documented in reports from the Idaho Department of Corrections.
In the federal lawsuit Daniel Dixon contends that he and other inmates are being preyed upon by gangs and that correctional officers aren't doing enough to help.
Dixon was sent to ICC in 2006 after he was convicted of molesting a 12 year old girl. Word of Dixon's charges spread throughout the prison, and he says he was severely beaten by five white supremacist gang members in 2007.
Dixon is asking for $1 million and better training for ICC guards.
Assistant Warden Dan Prado said the prison has "fights just like at the other facilities." He declined to speak specifically about the lawsuit.
Documents from the Idaho Department of Correction obtained by The Associated Press last month show the prison had three times the number of offender-on-offender assaults compared to other Idaho prisons.
Gay Maulden, the mother of another inmate at ICC serving time on an assault charge, notified lawmakers statewide after her son has complained that gang members were routinely beating other inmates. She asked that his name not be used so he wouldn't face reprisals.
Mark Savage also contacted lawmakers after his son, who was serving time on drug charge, was beaten by gangs while at ICC because he befriended non-white inmates. After two beatings - and complaints from several family members made on his behalf - Savage's son was transferred to the Idaho State Correctional Institution, Savage said."
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