Female Inmate Found Dead at South Boise Women's Correctional Center


The Idaho Department of Correction reports that a female inmate committed suicide in her cell at the South Boise Women's Correction Center.

Shortly after midnight on Feb. 7, a correctional officer found 53-year-old inmate Darcie Olsen unconscious in her cell. IDOC reports that SBWCC staff immediately initiated resuscitation measures, which paramedics continued upon their arrival but Olsen was pronounced dead at 12:57 a.m. Feb. 7.

Olsen was convicted of two DUI felonies in Blaine County and was eligible for parole this June. Her full-term release date was June 2019.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office has been called in to assist the investigation of the circumstances surrounding Olsen's death.