- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The Idaho Department of Corrections is divided into three jurisdictions in order to best serve the needs of inmates, employees, and communities throughout the state. Idaho currently has approximately 7,500 adult inmates incarcerated in ten prisons such as Idaho Maximum Security Institution (IMSI), Idaho State Correctional Institution (ISCI), and South Boise Women's Correctional Center (SBWCC) as well as four community re-entry facilities such as Idaho Falls Community Re-entry Center and Nampa Community Re-entry Center across the state. If necessary, inmates are also held temporarily in county jails and through out-of-state contract placements. As such, the state Department of Correction is recruiting men and women for front line correctional officer positions. The current 1,960 staff are expected to grow over the next decade to number 2,058 members due to retirement, industry expansion, and career advancement. Applicants must meet the department's hiring criteria, and be ready for intensive on-the-job training in order to support the state's mandate to keep offenders positively engaged in opportunities for education, treatment and work opportunities. Read more on this page about how Department of Corrections staff in Idaho are inspired to make a difference in the lives of offenders. Those interested in working in juvenile corrections will find important local and national resources through the Idaho Juvenile Justice Association.