In service to the community since November, 2017, the Idaho Prison Blog provides information about what is going on inside the Idaho State prison system.

Many of the pieces posted to this site are authored by Dale Shackelford, a prisoner housed at the ISCC since 2011. Prior to that, Shackelford spent a decade in solitary confinement on Idaho's Death Row (you can read about his case by clicking on the "Dale's Case" link in the sidebar). Shackelford has written for several newspapers, magazines and other publications for more than 40 years.

While some postings/articles are opinion pieces regarding the goings on at the Idaho State Correctional Center (ISCC) and throughout the IDOC, others provide facts, figures and information unavailable to the public anywhere else. This includes text of memorandums and (internal) emails sent to inmates by prison administrators and vendors, as well as practices and procedures generally kept out of view of the public.

To search this site by keyword, simply click the magnifying glass at the top-right of the page. You can also review a list of all articles posted to this site by clicking on the link above.

If you have any suggestions for articles, would like to submit a guest article or post, need information, or have any problems navigating this site (including links), please let us know. We'd like to hear from you. Here's how:

> Use the ENTER COMMENT link below;

> Leave a message for Shackelford by email at (daleshackelford1@gmail.com) or click the link in the sidebar;

> Establish a JPay account (jpay.com) and add Dale Shackelford to your Idaho prisoner contact list;

> Snail-mail, addressed to:

Dale Shackelford
64613/ISCC/Unit F
P.O. Box 70010
Boise, ID 83707

Oh, and if you'd like to be emailed a link to new postings, send an email to daleshackelford1@gmail.com with the Subject: "Keep Me in the Loop."