Stories tagged: inmates
Mon., July 2, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Police say 99 inmates are at large following a prison riot that left nine dead and 14 injured in central Brazil.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
An Idaho jail deputy sustained head injuries after two inmates assaulted the deputy during an escape attempt.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Defendants facing time in the Pasco’s jail no longer have work release as a sentencing option.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
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.
Security at Canyon County’s tent jail has been improved in the areas where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:19 a.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Spokane County plans to hire three new corrections officers and jail more federal prisoners to help fix a $10 million budget shortfall.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla remains on restricted movement following three recent inmate fights.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Two large fights led to a lockdown at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.