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Jail Troubles in Ada County

Home to the city of Boise, the state capital of Idaho, Ada County is associated with relatively quiet living and abundant natural beauty. Ada County has a population of nearly 400,000 residents and encompasses just over 1000 square miles. Recent jail experiences have upended this quiet northwestern county, however; Ada County is also home to the County Jail complex, which houses in excess of 1200 prisoners at any given time. Chronically understaffed, overcrowded, and in dire need of an increased operating budget, the Ada County Jail has been the location for several high-profile incidents that put inmates and staff at risk. Read More

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