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Captivating Conversations: Bree Derrick, IDOC

Join the Old Idaho Penitentiary staff for a Captivating Conversation with Bree Derrick, Deputy Director of the Idaho Department of Correction.

Bree takes a purpose-driven approach to the implementation of operational reforms that improve public safety outcomes for Idahoans. She currently oversees the divisions of probation & parole and prisons.

Bree joined IDOC in April of 2019 from the Council of State Governments Justice Center. While with the Justice Center, she helped more than a dozen state correctional agencies plan and implement large-scale criminal justice reforms.

Bree has more than 20 years of experience working in corrections and behavioral health. She began her career with the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. She later worked at a private psychiatric hospital and at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. During her 10 years with RIDOC, Bree worked as a researcher and mental health clinician. Bree is a licensed mental health counselor. She has a master’s degree in counseling and a certificate of advanced graduated study in mental health counseling.

This event is FREE. Pre-register online, or arrive at the Old Idaho Penitentiary by 6:30 pm on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Event: Friday, April 21, 2023. Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Site closes at 8:00 pm. Arrive early to explore the site, and grab complimentary refreshments before the conversation begins.

“Captivating Conversations” is an ongoing educational experience series, hosted by the Old Idaho Penitentiary and featuring a variety of guest speakers and topics ranging from the history of the Idaho State Penitentiary to the issues facing correctional institutions today.


Apr 21 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Old Idaho Penitentiary
2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712

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