Stories tagged: jail
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Second Idaho man who escaped Washington jail has been captured
Authorities say police have now captured both men who escaped from the county jail in Yakima earlier this month.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Second Kootenai County Jail escapee found
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has captured the second man who escaped from the Yakima County Corrections Center on April 4.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
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 …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Autopsy finds that Yakima jail inmate died of brain aneurism
An inmate found unresponsive in his cell at the Yakima County Jail later died of a brain aneurism.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Ex-corrections officers face charges in inmate’s death
Two former Island County Jail corrections officers have been charged with falsifying documents in connection with an inmate who died of dehydration and malnutrition.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Everett fighting inmate’s request for bikini barista videos
The city of Everett is suing to block a prison inmate’s request for copies of surveillance videos of bikini baristas.
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, 7:13 p.m.
Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Oregon man gets 14 years for baby assault, jail fight
An Oregon man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading no contest to assaulting a baby and, later, a fellow inmate at the Linn County Jail.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Jailed man who attempted suicide dies at hospital
Authorities say a man who was jailed in Hillsboro has died at a hospital after attempting to kill himself.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Jail inmate charged with assaulting 2 corrections officers
A jail inmate in Yakima is facing new charges in connection with assaults on two corrections officers last week.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Aberdeen jail guard accused of tipping off drug traffickers
A guard at the Aberdeen city jail has been arrested on allegations that he tipped off drug traffickers about police activities.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Bond for Texas murder suspect set at whopping $4 billion
A Texas court official has imposed a $4 billion bond on a 25-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Sheriff: 12 inmates charged after vicious jailhouse death
Twelve inmates in Louisiana are facing murder charges after a man who was jailed on a probation violation was beaten to death in what other inmates described as a “shark …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:03 p.m.
Montana examines death penalty after judge blocks executions
Montana legislators are taking another look at whether to abolish the death penalty after a judge blocked the state from carrying out executions because it has no access to a …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Billings man gets 40 years in prison for beating 4 women
A 31-year-old Billings man with a long history of violence against women has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Official: Manson alive amid reports he was hospitalized.
A California prison official says cult leader Charles Manson is alive following reports that he was hospitalized.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
New Idaho director of Correction to further prison reforms
Amid a two-year flurry of prison reform in Idaho, Henry Atencio faces the challenge of maintaining that momentum within the Idaho Department of Correction.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
Judge frees registered sex offender for a day to attend mother’s memorial
A registered sex offender awaiting trial on federal gun charges has been cleared for temporary release to attend a memorial for his mother, who was found dead in a Seattle …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
One Tennessee inmate still on the run after Christmas jail break
Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas Day.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Reports: Four inmates sought after Christmas jailbreak
Authorities in Tennessee are searching for four inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Autopsy set for Oregon inmate serving time in Montana prison
Officials say an autopsy will be performed on a Montana State Prison inmate who died at a hospital in Missoula.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
President Obama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemency
President Barack Obama pardoned 78 people and also granted commutations to 153 nonviolent drug offenders who were sentenced under harsh and outdated laws and would have received lighter sentences if …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Oregon study finds racial disparities in drug convictions
A study conducted by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission has found that African-Americans in the state were convicted of felony drug possession at more than double the rate of whites …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
Convicted sex offender charged for writing girl from Benton County jail
A twice-convicted sex offender has been charged with a new crime for allegedly writing letters from the Benton County jail to a young teen girl about their “sleepovers.”
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Oregon lawmakers reject request for funding for women’s prison
A plan to open a second women’s prison in Oregon is facing a major setback as lawmakers have rejected a request for funding for the project.