Friday, May 4, 2012

Prison Road Renamed For Retiring Sen. Denton Darrington

Posted By on Fri, May 4, 2012 at 2:32 PM

A sign that says Darrington Way has been placed on the arch of the entrance to the South Boise prison complex.

Declo Republican Sen. Denton Darrington - the Idaho Legislature's current longest-serving lawmaker who announced he was retiring this year - was honored today: The main road that runs through the main South Boise Complex of the Idaho Department of Correction was named "Darrington Way."

“Sen. Darrington is a giant in the field of criminal justice in Idaho,” says IDOC Director Brent Reinke. “No other person has done more over the past three decades to keep the people of Idaho safe and to hold offenders accountable.”

Darrington is credited with helping to create the Idaho Unified Sentencing Act, the State Appellate Public Defender's Office and the Department of Juvenile Corrections.

A sign that says Darrington Way has been placed on the arch of the entrance to the prison complex.

Darrington said he had considered running for re-election, but since redistricting placed him the same district as his friend and colleague Rupert GOP Sen. Dean Cameron, he decided to retire.

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