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Chief Probation Officer David C. Congdon

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse. In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Masks may be required during a jury trial. The jury administrator will communicate relevant guidance to prospective jurors. Please refer to General Order No. 412 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.
Current Level: Yellow
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: 50 Person Limitation
Masking: Required
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Current Level: Yellow
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: 50 Person Limitation
Masking: Optional
Disclosure of Information
Disclosure of Information

It is the policy of the U.S. Probation Office to provide information regarding past or present federal offenders and defendants, to government agencies within the limits of our disclosure policy and the regulations of the U.S. Courts.  However, absent a specific memorandum of understanding between another federal, state, or municipal agency and this District, only unsealed docket information available to the public will be provided.

Examples of information that can be provided within this policy are docketed indictments, plea agreements, complaints, criminal informations, judgment and commitments, and supervision termination documents. Specifically excluded from departure are probation records, including presentence and supervision reports, and any documents sealed by court order.

A request for records from a government agency should include the name, birth date, case number if known, and any other identifying characteristics.  A request for records should be emailed to:  A return email address should be included along with a name and contact number.  Do not fax requests as they will not be answered.

Updated on Mar 12, 2014
Subpoena of Court Records and Testimony

The regulations governing the subpoena of judiciary personnel testimony and/or judiciary records is governed by Volume 20, Chapter 8 of the Guide to Judiciary Policy.  In general, judicial personnel is defined as either present or former appointed officers of the Federal Judiciary. Testimony is defined as any written or oral statements in any form by a witness arising out of the performance of the witness' official duties.  Records are defined as any information, records, documents, or materials of any kind, however stored, that are in the custody or control of the Federal Judiciary and were acquired by Federal Judicial personnel in the performance of their official duties or as a result of their official status.

Testimony and/or production of records may only be provided if authorized by the determining officer. In the case of the District of Idaho, the determining officer is the Chief Probation Officer. When a request is made, it will be considered pursuant to Vol.20, Ch. 8, § 850 and a written response will be provided.  If you intend to subpoena judiciary records or the testimony of a judiciary employee, which includes U.S. Probation Officers, you are encouraged to contact the Chief Probation Officer directly at (208) 334-9104, prior to submitting a written request.

Updated on Feb 27, 2014
Disclosure Policies
Guide to Judiciary Policy Volume 20 Chapter 8
Volume 20, Chapter 8, Testimony and Production of Records
District of Idaho Policy 4.01
4.01 Disclosure, Release of Information & Subpoena Procedures

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