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Idaho governor: Inmates won’t be housed in barracks

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s office announced Monday the state won’t house and jail inmates in National Guard barracks despite being asked to consider the option by top correction officials facing …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Idaho’s had some bad experiences sending inmates out of state — but it’s happening again

There’s a reason Idaho prison officials say shipping inmates out of state as a way to deal with prison overcrowding is a “last resort.” Idaho’s had lots of experience at …


Officials: SW Idaho deputies encouraged inmate assault

Two southwestern Idaho deputies at the Canyon County Jail authorities say tried to orchestrate an attack on a gang member accused of sex crimes against children by showing other incarcerated …


Inmates quilt for the homeless

The prison quilting group formed about five years ago with a handful of inmates who had grown up sewing with their grandmothers, said Jeanne Thietje, the community partnership programs coordinator …


99 inmates at large after prison riot in Brazil

Police say 99 inmates are at large following a prison riot that left nine dead and 14 injured in central Brazil.


Idaho, facing crowded prisons, to send inmates out of state

As many as 1,000 Idaho inmates could soon be serving out their time in out-of-state prisons as the state grapples with overcrowding at home.


Deputy injured when 2 Idaho jail inmates try to escape

An Idaho jail deputy sustained head injuries after two inmates assaulted the deputy during an escape attempt.


Work release no longer an option at Pasco jail

Defendants facing time in the Pasco’s jail no longer have work release as a sentencing option.


Second lawsuit says big detention center must pay minimum wage

A second lawsuit is challenging the failure of one of the nation’s largest private immigration jails to pay detainees minimum wage for the work they perform.


Idaho tent jail where 8 inmates escaped improves security

The loopholes at an Idaho tent jail where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions have been fixed, putting the jail back in good standing with the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

Idaho tent jail improved in areas where 8 inmates escaped

Security at Canyon County’s tent jail has been improved in the areas where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions.


With labor shortage, Idaho inmates learn farm work

Matthew Davidson could patch roads or do janitorial work during his time at the South Idaho Correctional Institution, but he’s decided to harvest fruit instead.


Spokane County to hire three new corrections officers, house more federal prisoners

Spokane County plans to hire three new corrections officers and jail more federal prisoners to help fix a $10 million budget shortfall.


Judge orders Texas to lower temperature in sweltering prison

A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Inmates take two guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot

Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

What can $75,560 get you in California? A prison cell

The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year, enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University …


Inmates in Chicago jail can order hot pizza delivered to their cells

Life in Cook County Jail just got a little bit more like the college dorm experience, thanks to Sheriff Tom Dart. Inmates in the jail’s primarily medium-security Division 11 can …


Inmates distributed child porn inside prison, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say five inmates serving sentences for child pornography used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share child pornography inside the prison.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Judges block Arkansas from carrying out series of executions

A federal judge dealt a serious blow Saturday to Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Two being held on Idaho charges escape Yakima jail

Jail authorities say two men being held on charges out of Idaho have escaped from the county jail in Yakima.


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Kootenai County prepares for jail expansion as inmate population spikes

The number of inmates in Kootenai County’s custody reached an all-time high over the weekend as county leaders moved forward with plans to expand the jail, which has been overcrowded …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death

Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to amputations …


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Spokane County aims for accountability in negotiations with jail medical care contractor

Spokane County plans to add measureable performance standards to its contract with NaphCare Inc., the Alabama company that provides medical care to county jail inmates.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Company that operated Idaho prison violated inmates’ rights, but no need to pay

A federal jury says private prison company CoreCivic had a long-standing custom of understaffing an Idaho prison, and that the company was deliberately indifferent to the risk of serious harm …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Federal judge scolds state for treatment of mentally ill

A federal judge has blasted the Washington state agency responsible for providing competency services to mentally ill people in jail, saying the agency doesn’t appear to understand that these individuals …


Three Lewiston fugitives recaptured

With the arrest of Michael L. Parkins on Friday in Asotin County, three Lewiston fugitives are back in custody. Parkins, who was on the lam since failing to appear at …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Trump, education top Delaware inmates’ reasons for hostage situation

Inmates at a Delaware prison took five corrections department workers hostage Wednesday, a move the inmates told a local newspaper was due to concerns about their treatment and the leadership …


Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president

In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s …


Walla Walla prison restrictions in place after inmate brawls

A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla remains on restricted movement following three recent inmate fights.


Prison unit on lockdown after 2 fights; 1 inmate injured

Two large fights led to a lockdown at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.