A Man at the Idaho CAPP Facility Explains How Programs and Staff Have Helped Him
A resident of the Idaho Correctional Alternative Placement Program (Idaho CAPP) facility in Kuna, ID, recently explained his experience while living at the unit.
Brandon Bryant: “My experience was great at the CAPP facility. I enjoyed it. The things that I learned here were great. I’m going to take them with me. I didn’t have any issues. I was able to work. I was able to learn and grow.
So, I attended two programs here pre-release, and CBI [Cognitive Behavioral Interventions], both which have helped me. The CBI took my thoughts, put them on paper, and broke them down into actions and thinking, instead of just, kind of, acting. You’re able to think and understand what’s going on before you act, and it’s really helped me understand that.
The Pre-Release has been wonderful because I’m not from Idaho, so it taught me some things that Boise has to offer me. And it was nice to get that one-on-one time or that classroom time with the teachers, to really answer any questions that you may have, or to try to better your life and ask for what resources are out there for you.
Staff treated me well, actually. The teachers really know what they’re doing here. They’ve taught me. They’ve got personal with me. And, as far as the correctional officers go, they are BIONIC [Believe It Or Not I Care], I believe. They actually, most of them, care. They ask you what you need, and they respond to you. You write a concern form. They respond in a timely manner. All the facility, everybody, has shown me love. So, I appreciate it.
As far as going out into society, I do feel like I’m prepared. My mindset, with the help of the facility, has given me some tools, some things that I could use out there. So, I am excited to go back out there and try again. It’s been a learning experience for me, and their BIONIC, Believe It Or Not I Care theme, really helps. It helps for me to put 100% in, and for them to show that they can do 100%, too.”
About Idaho CAPP Facility
Idaho CAPP Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association—achieving
over 99% compliance for both mandatory and non-mandatory standards in its most
recent audit. Other accreditations and certifications include the Correctional Education
Association, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and the
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).