( BOISE , ID ) – Idaho Democrats are pushing for state control of the Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise. Democratic leaders say they’re enthusiastic about getting potentially bipartisan support for a plan to go with a government-run prison, rather than using a private contractor. Over the past decade, the prison has been managed by the Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America , which is now withdrawing from next year’s bid amid a mountain of controversy regarding staff behavior and fraud.
Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist