Canyon County Jail

Inmates are escorted back to their cell by an officer on Nov. 8, 2017, at the Canyon County jail in Caldwell.

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BOISE — Idaho has more people in prison because of parole and probation violations than any other state in the country, a new study finds.

According to the Council of State Governments Justice Center, in 2018, 5,298 Idahoans — or 62% of the state’s prison population at the time — were serving time in prison because they violated the terms of their probation or parole.

Tommy Simmons is the Ada County public safety reporter for the Idaho Press. Follow him on Twitter @tsimmonsipt

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