Stories tagged: Airway Heights Corrections Center
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Former Airway Heights prison guard sentenced to prison for armed robberies
A former Airway Heights prison guard was sentenced to just over 16.5 years in prison Thursday for two take-over armed robberies of a Dollar Tree store in Cheney where he …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Former Airway Heights prison guard found guilty of robbery, kidnapping
A former Airway Heights prison guard was found guilty Tuesday on all charges related to two armed robberies he committed while wearing part of his guard uniform
Wed., July 13, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Airway Heights prison guard suspected of armed robbery in Cheney
An Airway Heights prison guard was arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar Tree store in Cheney.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Prison safety improved after guard murder, but some gaps persist, auditors say
Washington’s prisons have stepped up safety after a corrections officer was murdered in 2011, but individual facilities still lack certain improvements.
Sat., April 18, 2015
Inmate’s family gets $8 million jury award
The family of an Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate who died after guards allegedly ignored his medical condition and treated his diabetic episode as a behavioral problem won an $8 …
Thu., April 16, 2015
Inmate, fiancée face pot charges
A man serving time at Airway Heights Corrections Center is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison with help from his fiancée. Airway Heights correctional officers found a …
Wed., April 15, 2015, 1:38 p.m.
Couple accused of drug smuggling during Valentine’s Day prison visit
A man serving time at Airway Heights Corrections Center is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison with help from his fiancee.
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
Airway Heights prisoner dies clearing DNR land
An Airway Heights prison inmate died today while clearing land for the state Department of Natural Resources.
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013
Prison gardens provide food for inmates’ tables, spirits
It’s been almost 10 years since Dan Stockwell sat in Kitsap County Jail, waiting to be sentenced to life without parole on charges of child molestation. Now, he’s a gardener …
Mon., Sept. 23, 2013
Inmates getting aerospace job training
Forget license plates. Some inmates at the Airway Heights Corrections Center are training for jobs in the state’s huge aerospace industry. About a dozen inmates are enrolled in a program …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013, 1:01 p.m.
Prison therapist who had sex with inmate pleads guilty
An Airway Heights Corrections Center sexual deviancy therapist charged with sleeping with a sex offender pleaded guilty to a lesser crime Tuesday.
Thu., June 27, 2013, 5:25 p.m.
Talcum powder leads to prison lockdown
Talcum powder led to the lockdown of Airway Heights Corrections Center on Thursday.
Thu., May 16, 2013
Prison staffer accused of sexual misconduct
Airway Heights Corrections Center is investigating a second woman on staff accused of having sex with an inmate. The employee, identified in court documents as Siri A. Crain, had sex …
Fri., April 19, 2013
Airway Heights prison therapist confronted, quits
A female therapist who specialized in sexual deviancy treatment at the Airway Heights Corrections Center resigned after having an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender, prison officials said Thursday. …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2013, 4:51 p.m.
Therapist resigns following inappropriate relationship with sex offender
Airway Heights Corrections Center officials confirmed today that a female employee resigned because of an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender.
Sat., March 9, 2013
Washington prison program shows signs of cutting crime
A pilot program to correct the behavior of violent prison inmates at a cognitive level is helping keep the peace in one pod of the Airway Heights Corrections Center. The …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
Spokane jury convicts in attack on inmate
A jury found convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. guilty Tuesday of gouging out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate, ensuring that West will remain in prison for the …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
Killer claims insanity in gruesome prison attack
Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair Tuesday with his hands cuffed to his waist …
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Trial opens in gruesome eye-gouging attack
Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair today with his hands cuffed to his waist …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012
Program aims to change how inmates think, react
Lionel George and Apelu Tamau are intimidating guys. But don’t be fooled by their sumo-wrestling size, Tamau’s long black hair or George’s tattooed arms.
Fri., May 18, 2012
No holds barred
Kim Imel held back tears as Spencer, a 1-year-old dachshund mix, sniffed around his new home and played with his new companions. The dachshund was in prison – literally.
Fri., April 1, 2011
Airway Heights inmates cut and deliver firewood to needy
Things were looking pretty bleak for Cory and Jennifer Betts last fall until they got some help from an unlikely bunch of guys – offenders at the Airway Heights Corrections …
Thu., March 31, 2011
Prison staff wants safety now
State prison guards who were promised safer working conditions following the Jan. 29 slaying of a corrections officer in Western Washington are still waiting. At Airway Heights Corrections Center near …
Sat., March 5, 2011
Three decades as a public servant generates patience, wisdom
Maggie Miller-Stout, superintendent of Airway Heights Corrections Center, has worked for the state of Washington for 36 years – the past 12 in the top spot at a prison where …
Thu., March 3, 2011
Corrections center staff fear budget cuts will reduce safety
A cold, damp picket line of state prison guards asked for safety and respect Wednesday in Airway Heights. The pickets got an occasional car-honk salute as they called attention to …
Thu., Feb. 3, 2011
Prison bakery to use regional wheat
Domestic violence put him behind bars 10 years ago, but Donald Kanne has plans for a better life when he leaves prison. And he owes it in part to dough.
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
Airway Heights prison to lose about 45 jobs
Cuts at Washington state prisons will eliminate about 45 jobs at Airway Heights Corrections Center and could cancel a rehabilitative program designed to prepare inmates for re-entry to society. “It’s …
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010, 6:45 p.m.
State makes plans for prison layoffs
Cuts at Washington state prisons will eliminate about 45 jobs at Airway Heights Corrections Center and could cancel a rehabilitative program designed to prepare inmates for reentry to society. “It’s …
Tue., Nov. 2, 2010
Prison evacuated after suspicious device found
A suspicious device found in a living area at the Airway Heights Corrections Center prompted an evacuation of inmates and staff on Monday.
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010, 2:07 p.m.
Suspicious device prompts prison evacuation
A suspicious device found in a living area at the Airway Heights Corrections Center prompted an evacuation of inmates and staff on Monday. The Spokane County Bomb Squad and HAZMAT …