Employment is Key to Successful Re-Entry from Prison

A job fair was recently organized and held by the Idaho Correctional Alternative Placement Program, or Idaho CAPP, facility in Kuna, Idaho. Staff member Efrin Scott organized the event.

He said, “The inmate job fair is about helping the inmates here at the Idaho CAPP facility to re-engage back into society and kind of give them a leg up with trying to get employed.”

At the invitation of the facility, employers from around the area made themselves available to let the residents know of opportunities for immediate employment upon release.

“It benefits me in here,” explains Isaiah Hernandez, “because it gives me something to look forward to when I get out; get a job, get me stable. I recommend it for other inmates to help you, give you a plan of what you’re going to do when you get out.”

Job fairs will continue to be organized by and held at Idaho CAPP.

“The job fair’s a very wonderful thing here,” says resident Nicholas Nelson, “it gives us very good opportunities to expand our opportunities of getting out, and employers giving us a chance to do something with ourselves. Yes, we messed up in the past, but it doesn’t mean we’re completely messed up, so I think that this job fair that they have going on is a very and good opportunity for us get back out there in the community and show that we can make something of ourselves.”

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).