IDOC director to retire

Posted: 5:09 PM, Nov 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-20 19:09:51-05
IDOC director to retire

Idaho's Department of Correction director, Henry Atencio, is retiring from his position.

An IDOC release says that Atencio has been with the department for 28 years, starting in 1990 as a probation and parole officer in Payette. He was appointed the director of the department in December of 2016.

“This is the right time for me to begin a new chapter and seek new challenges,” Atencio said in the release. “I will always be grateful to Governor Otter, Governor-elect Little and members of the Board of Correction for the support they gave me as director.”