N. Idaho prison makes changes following escapes - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

N. Idaho prison makes changes following escapes

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho. - The warden of the North Idaho Correctional Institution says changes have been made to the facility in the wake of five prisoner escapes this year.

Lynn Guyer says razor wire has been added to a 10-foot-high chain-link fence, some staff changes have been made, and a faulty automated telephone system has been replaced with a person.

About 1,300 offenders go through the minimum security prison each year.

Guyer tells the Lewiston Tribune that 85 to 90 percent of the inmates receive favorable reviews to be released on probation.

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