TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:18 A.M.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state says it’s suing Grays Harbor County for records related to its juvenile detention facility, following reports that a 15-year-old boy was placed …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 8:27 A.M.
The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a former state prison inmate who attacked a corrections officer in 2012.
A southwestern Montana county government has agreed to pay $125,000 to a Mexican man who sued after he claimed he was raped in the Jefferson County jail in Boulder.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
Idaho health officials plan to ask lawmakers for about $11 million annually to provide mental health and drug abuse services to the state’s parole offenders who are at the highest …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 12:23 P.M.
Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Officials say that a sheriff’s deputy was assaulted by two inmates at the Marion County jail.
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016
There is a reform movement underway that is swinging the spotlight over to the initial encounters the system has with offenders, and it’s asking the right questions.
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
The Washington Department of Corrections is changing the language it uses to describe Washington’s nearly 19,000 people behind bars.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 7:21 A.M.
Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate’s warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.
As authorities step up the prosecution of gang members, the Yakima County jail is using segregation techniques to keep inmates safe in jail.
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 12:39 P.M.
Canyon County is shutting down a tent facility used by the county jail after a number of escapes and the potential for additional ones
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
An audit says the Montana Department of Corrections is breaking the law by housing youth and adult offenders in the same facility and by contracting to send girl offenders to …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 12:15 P.M.
County jails are not liable for crimes committed by inmates after they are out of custody, according to a split ruling Thursday by the Washington state Supreme Court.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 5:40 A.M.
Two unarmed officers were critically injured after being shot by a visitor in the lobby of a central California jail, authorities said.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016
A key precept of the American justice system is that a defendant’s wealth or poverty has no bearing on his treatment or his ability to mount a defense. The bail …
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 8:21 P.M.
A Canadian patient’s receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 2:11 P.M.
A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 Reno killing before being exonerated by DNA evidence has sued officials in Nevada and Louisiana, alleging civil rights violations …
SATURDAY, AUG. 20, 2016, 8:07 P.M.
Lou Pearlman, credited for starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync, has died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for a massive …
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
A federal judge has modified a permanent injunction against the Washington state agency that oversees competency evaluations for mentally ill people charged with crimes.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 10:27 A.M.
While most of the country is actively engaged in the election process, an entire class of individuals – inmates in Washington state jails – can’t participate because the officials charged …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 3:44 P.M.
A Fall Creek man is suing Lane County and others, saying he was wrongly denied needed psychiatric care at the Lane County Jail following his 2014 arrest.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 2:40 P.M.
The Oregon State Police are investigating after a 29-year-old inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla died unexpectedly on Saturday.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 9:44 A.M.
A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned judges from imposing life prison sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of first-degree murder.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 1:32 P.M.
Seven years after the American Civil Liberties Union sued over overcrowding and other conditions, the Canyon County Jail is no longer required to have federal oversight.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 8:48 A.M.
Erick Garcia Romero, one of two men accused of killing a Yakima County jail inmate Wednesday, was ordered held on $10 million bail Thursday.
Authorities say an inmate at the Yakima County jail was found dead with significant trauma to his upper body.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 8:34 A.M.
A former detention officer at an eastern Idaho jail has been found guilty of having sex with a female inmate and destroying evidence.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order to give those who have completed their prison terms more support once they’re back in their community. The order, signed Tuesday, directs …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight said Thursday that he will seek to delay his upcoming murder trial because jail restrictions are preventing him from mounting a proper defense.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016, 9:23 A.M.
Holding mentally ill defendants in jails while they await competency services is costing cities and counties across the state of Washington millions of dollars. That’s according to state officials who …