This gray door, leading to the kitchen of Canyon County’s Pod 5 tent jail, has been the escape route for three of eight inmates who have broken out of the canvas-sided structure in a little over a year. That door has been replaced, and now the county aims to put a “lid” over the inmate area adjacent to the kitchen so that offenders can no longer climb over a partial wall and get to the kitchen and a route outside.
This gray door, leading to the kitchen of Canyon County’s Pod 5 tent jail, has been the escape route for three of eight inmates who have broken out of the canvas-sided structure in a little over a year. That door has been replaced, and now the county aims to put a “lid” over the inmate area adjacent to the kitchen so that offenders can no longer climb over a partial wall and get to the kitchen and a route outside. Kristin Rodine krodine@idahostatesman.com
This gray door, leading to the kitchen of Canyon County’s Pod 5 tent jail, has been the escape route for three of eight inmates who have broken out of the canvas-sided structure in a little over a year. That door has been replaced, and now the county aims to put a “lid” over the inmate area adjacent to the kitchen so that offenders can no longer climb over a partial wall and get to the kitchen and a route outside. Kristin Rodine krodine@idahostatesman.com

Will new Canyon County leadership have any more luck stopping tent jail escapes?

January 09, 2017 3:23 PM