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Mass stabbing suspect Timmy Kinner 'isolated' in jail

ACSO says specific information about where Timmy Kinner is being held in the jail can't be shared publicly for many reasons including security but explained the process that determines how each inmate should be held.

The man suspected of a mass stabbing at the Wylie Street Station apartments on June 30 is "isolated" in jail according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

ACSO says specific information about where Timmy Kinner is being held in the jail can't be shared publicly for many reasons including security but explained the process that determines how each inmate should be held.

"As soon as an inmate comes into our jail they get evaluated medically, they get screened by our security staff and then they get talked to by our classification deputies who go over their previous charges, current charges and we determine where the proper housing should be," Ada County Sheriff Stephen Bartlett said.

Sheriff Bartlett says this process is done every time an inmate enters or reenters their facility. Due to the crimes Kinner is charged with, he has been given a high security classification.

"Isolation is where we have an inmate where we believe three things, for safety and security of them, safety and security of our staff or other inmates that occupy our facility, need to be in a cell that is a single person cell here at the sheriff's office," Sheriff Bartlett said.

Inmates who are isolated like Kinner do not have direct or physical access to other inmates which means he does not spend time or share a cell with any other prisoner.

Since it's a capital murder case, the sheriff's office says public information about Kinner's case and time in prison is tightly controlled, but Sheriff Bartlett says he is not being treated any differently than anyone else brought into the Ada County Jail.

"I think that would be an extreme disservice to the citizens that I serve," Bartlett said. "No matter what the crime is or the charge is or your social background at some point people end up in jail and you can be assured that everyone of those people that come into the Ada County Jail are treated with the exact same respect and the exact same process."

Kinner is expected back in court Tuesday, August 28 to enter a plea.


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