A gang of local celebrities are about to pay their dues. On Friday, Jan. 13, at the Old Idaho Penitentiary, a few of Boise's finest are going into lockup to feed the hungry.
Inmates including musician Niccole Blaze, Idaho Steelheads' mascot Blue, KTVB Channel 7 reporter Ty Brennan, musicians Bill Coffey and Nate Fowler, KBOI Channel 2 news anchor Natalie Hurst and Boise Rock School CEO Ryan Peck will do some hard time to raise money for the Idaho Foodbank, as well as a scholarship fund that contributes to field trips for local school kids.
While on the inside, the inmates will pass the time by fashioning shanks, fermenting pruno and trying to acquire as many food and monetary donations as possible. The convict that takes in the largest cache will win the prestigious Warden's Cup and a heaping dose of extra prison cred. Once they complete their time, the celeb jailbirds will be let out of their cells, paroled back into society and sent off to resume their lives as local luminaries--with a few less hungry bellies in the city.
The event is sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society and the Friends of the Historical Museum. These two history-loving organizations would appreciate some canned food items or a couple bucks to donate to the cause. To catch a preview of these grisly felons, head over to the penitentiary's Facebook page.