What is a Rider?

A retained jurisdiction or “Rider” lets the court retain jurisdiction over an offender.  Under Idaho Code 19-2601(4), a judge can suspend the execution of the judgment for up to a year or, if the prisoner is a juvenile, until the juvenile reaches twenty-one years of age. During the period of retained jurisdiction, IDOC determines the placement of the prisoner and such education, programming and treatment as it determines to be appropriate (Judges will often make recommendations, such as a CAPP Rider, but its up to IDOC to determine placement).  Upon completion of a rider, the court determines whether to place an individual on probation or sentence the individual to term.  Men often serve a Rider at NICI in Cottonwood, Idaho while women may be housed at PWCC, but a Rider can be served at other facilities.