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Democrats call for FBI inquiry on Idaho private prison, Otter says ‘fine with me’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff and the six Democratic leaders in the Idaho Legislature are calling for an independent inquiry into staffing fraud at the prison operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. Gov. Butch Otter, who in January ordered

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Fulcher, Balukoff: Otter better late than never on Prisongate inquiry

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher praised Gov. Butch Otter’s reversal in ordering a criminal investigation into the admitted falsification of staffing records by the for-profit Corrections Corporation of America at the Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise. Democrat A.J.

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Fulcher: Wasden’s right, investigate Prisongate despite Otter’s objection

A week after Gov. Butch Otter rebuffed Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s call for a criminal investigation into understaffing at the for-profit Idaho Correctional Center, Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher issued a statement backing Wasden. Fulcher, R-Meridian, is seeking

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