Idaho sends another 150 inmates to Texas due to overcrowding

Posted at 4:11 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 18:11:57-04

Idaho has sent another 150 male inmates to be housed in Texas, due to overcrowding.

Reports say the inmates arrived at the Eagle Pass Correctional Facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon.

Over 500 Idaho inmates are now housed at the facility -- and an additional 151 Idaho inmates are housed at another Texas facility. The state pays about $70 per inmate per day.

The Idaho inmates have no escape history and are classified as medium- or minimum-custody level, prison officials pointed out.

Idaho is currently responsible for housing about 8,700 offenders.

(by Associated Press)