250 Idaho Inmates Moving to Texas for the Lamest Reason Ever
While breaking the law landed them in prison, these inmates are being transported to Texas at no fault of their own.
If you've watched even a single episode of Orange Is The New Black, then you're probably familiar with what's going on here. The Idaho Department of Corrections says they'll be transporting around 250 inmates to facilities in Texas. Why? Because there's no more room for them in the Gem State. Their director Henry Atencio explains:
We're moving inmates who are furthest away from their parole hearing dates today and as they get closer to that date, probably within a year from that first parole hearing date, we'll bring them back to Idaho if we're still out in another state. That gives us the opportunity to program them and get them ready for their parole release.
This isn't the first time a 'prison swap' has happened with Idaho inmates. In both 1997 and 2005, Idaho was forced to relocate several inmates out of state.