TF prisoners strike for better food. One day strike meant to send a message to the new sheriff. Inmate Terry Knudesen: “There’s a new sheriff in town. My family voted for the new sheriff, we’re hoping it’s going to change something.” Tom Carter is new TF County Sheriff, possibly first hunger strike in Idaho jail in recent memory. Jackson in the Times-News.
Idaho Department of Corrections has ended its relationship with a Texas prison, moving all out-of-state inmates to private lock-up in Okla. Prisoners to be moved from troubled Bill Clayton Detention Center, a private prison run by Geo Group in Littlefield, Texas. IDOC spokesperson: “Concern with staffing shortages at the (Bill Clayton) facility also factored into the decision.” Laurie WIlliams, brother of deceased inmate: “I’m happy they’re pulling them out of Texas. But I still have great concern about how we’re moving them from one profit-for-prison to another.” Andrea Jackson in theTimes-News. GEO don’t care. Boone, AP in the Houston Chron.