This report from the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) discusses the impact that the 2014 justice reinvestment legislation had on the state’s prison population and any associated cost savings. The report includes the following highlights, among others:
- Since 2014, Idaho has avoided more than $21 million in prison costs due to averted growth in the prison population.
- IDOC has collected more than $700,000 in restitution since 2014.
- The state has received more than $38 million in justice reinvestment-related funds since 2015, which have been reinvested in substance use services, training, and more.