Stories tagged: Eldon Vail
Thu., July 7, 2011
Editorial: DOC chief ruins career, credibility with affair
Eldon Vail spent three decades building a solid reputation as a respected, forward-thinking administrator at the Washington State Department of Corrections, and then chose to undermine his good works by …
Fri., July 1, 2011, 6:21 p.m.
Washington prison chief resigns
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The head of Washington’s corrections department abruptly resigned from his post Friday for what the governor’s office simply described as “personal reasons.”
Fri., April 29, 2011
Don’t release ‘worst of the worst,’ prison officials beg
OLYMPIA – A legislative proposal to release some inmates a few months early as a budget-saving measure is a bad idea, Washington prison officials warned Thursday. The state already ordered …
Tue., Feb. 8, 2011, 3:54 p.m.
Gregoire speaks at prison guard memorial
Corrections officer Jayme Biendl was remembered Tuesday as a courageous and caring woman who loved her job, her co-workers and her family. Gov. Chris Gregoire, speaking at a nearly two-hour …
Mon., Jan. 31, 2011, 12:51 p.m.
Gregoire calls for review of prison guard murder
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire has called for an independent review of the murder of Monroe Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl, who was found strangled Sunday in the prison chapel.
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 …