Stories tagged: jail
Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
A recent death of a jail inmate shows why the state needs to invest more in mental health care and add beds in secure mental health facilities, Idaho officials said.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10 a.m.
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:46 p.m.
The Canyon County jail is the first in Idaho to implement an iris biometric identification recognition system when booking inmates into custody, a process that is more accurate and faster …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
As Twin Falls expands as a regional hub, the jail and prosecutor’s desk are overflowing with felons and felony cases.
Tue., July 31, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
A Pasco murder suspect has been moved to the Washington State Penitentiary pending his trial after he allegedly assaulted corrections officers in the Franklin County jail.
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
A 29-year-old woman accused of being a covert Russian agent was “likely” in contact with operatives of the successor agency to the KGB while she lived in the United States, …
Tue., July 17, 2018, 1:47 p.m.
A fight that broke out in the Canyon County Jail last month has led to felony rioting charges for 12 alleged gang members.
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a “VIP” while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday …
Mon., June 25, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
In a novel case that could have national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued a county sheriff’s office to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a …
Mon., June 4, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
Three years after a federal judge said Washington state is violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks for competency services, and two …
Thu., May 3, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Philly rapper Meek Mill’s experience with the criminal justice system over the past decade will be the focus of an upcoming six-part documentary series from Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios announced …
Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
As the jail becomes more crowded, Canyon County may pay $11 million to install steel trailers in the jail parking lot to house female inmates.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
Former FBI Director James Comey says it’s “not OK” or “not normal” for the president to call for private citizens to be jailed.
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
More than 100 members of a homeless movement on Monday took over the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
A water park company co-owner accused of rushing the world’s tallest waterslide into service and a designer accused of shoddy planning were charged Tuesday in the decapitation of a 10-year-old …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:01 a.m.
Inslee signs bill requiring prisons and jails to accommodate midwives and doulas for pregnant inmates
Pregnant inmates can receive assistance from midwives and doulas under new law.
Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
More than a decade later, the shooter not only credits Sawchuk with saving his classmates but also his own life. Last week, prompted by a column in his hometown paper …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
An argument between two friends at a birthday party turned violent early Saturday morning, ending with the death of a woman in Prosser.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
A former East Bremerton Rotary member charged with carrying on a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old foreign exchange student has pleaded guilty and will spend five days in jail.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
With a staff of 4,700, the Oregon Department of Corrections is struggling to attract new employees as almost one-fifth of its workforce becomes retirement eligible in 2018.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
A pair of shears around uncuffed inmates inside the Kootenai County Jail sounds precarious. But cosmetologist Leticia Serrano is used to the risk.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Peru’s president announced Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
A northwestern Idaho man will spend the holidays behind bars as he awaits sentencing for a series of charges stemming from a brawl with police earlier this year.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
A jail in northwestern Idaho is reducing the amount of time inmates can spend in the shower and when showers are available as part of a plan to cut back …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Officials are investigating after a 21-year-old northern Idaho man died about 12 hours after being booked into the Idaho County Jail.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
A Spanish prosecutor asked a judge Thursday to issue an international arrest warrant for the former president of Catalonia and four of his ministers after they failed to appear in …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs expects to re-open a vacant Montana jail on the edge of the Crow Indian Reservation that’s sat empty for much of the last decade.