Law Enforcement

Private Prison Guards Don’t Meet Standards

Corrections officers working at the private Correction Corporation of America facility south of Boise are having trouble meeting standards required to be certified by the Idaho Peace Officers and Standards Training (POST) council.

Last week of seven statewide “applications for waiver of standards” brought before the POST hearing board, five were seeking exceptions for CCA staffers who must be certified to work at the prison.

Records show the board granted four of the five waiver requests for pre employment offenses such as possessions of marijuana,fail to pay traffic fines, disorderly conduct, fail to disclose traffic offenses, and driving on suspended license. Each case was reviewed as to when it happened, age at time of offense, and if it was voluntarily disclosed to authorities.

The board denied a waiver to a candidate convicted of 2011 traffic offenses which he failed to disclose on his application.

Comments & Discussion

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  1. Bill Goodnight
    Dec 9, 2011, 9:38 am

    It is not surprising that a low bid correctional facility hires low bid employees. You get what you pay for. Gladiator school anyone?

  2. Rod in SE Boise
    Dec 9, 2011, 7:55 pm

    I am not surprised, either.

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