Marcia Franklin talks with the new director of the Idaho Department of Correction, Brent Reinke. Reinke, who was appointed in January, had been the director of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections since 1997. In his new position, he will oversee the operations of eight state prisons, one private prison, five community work centers and seven probation and parole offices.
The Department, which has a budget of more than $163 million, manages 19,000 offenders and has 1,500 employees. Reinke and Franklin will talk about the challenges facing the agency, and his priorities as director.