Stories tagged: jails
Sun., May 28, 2017
Congress ignoring Medicaid’s vital role
Most of the early Senate talk has centered on pre-existing conditions, deductibles and premiums. Improving coverage is important, but senators cannot ignore Medicaid.
Sun., March 26, 2017
Editorial: ACA needs renovation, not obliteration
Rather than thoughtfully address the concerns of doctors, patients, hospitals, insurers, consumers and state and local leaders, the strategy was:
Wed., March 15, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Former LA County sheriff guilty of obstructing FBI probe
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted Wednesday of obstructing an FBI investigation into corrupt and violent guards who took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Washington accrues almost $7.5 million in contempt fines
The state of Washington has accrued fines of about $7.5 million for failing to provide competency services to mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks or months.
Sun., May 15, 2016
Editorial: Strengthen the grip on mental illness
Nobody wins when mentally ill people are not getting treatment. Jails and shelters are stressed. Public safety deteriorates. Downtown businesses must deal with people acting out.
Mon., April 11, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Study finds flaws in how Washington jails handle disabled inmates
A new study says many jails across Washington routinely fail to screen inmates properly for disabilities, delay access to medication and inappropriately place disabled inmates in solitary confinement. The study, …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Lawyers say renovated jail no place for mentally ill
Lawyers representing mentally ill defendants waiting extended periods of time for competency services are asking a federal judge for a restraining order to stop the state of Washington from sending …
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Lawmakers’ fear, as seen in salamander saga, has real effects
It’s all well and good for those of us here on earth to make fun of Idaho’s lawmakers for their rejection of an eighth-grader’s request to declare the Idaho giant …
Thu., April 26, 2012, 11:35 a.m.
Idaho prison population spikes
POCATELLO, Idaho — The state’s already full prisons are getting more crowded as the inmate population grows at a significantly increased rate.
Fri., June 4, 2010
U.S. jail population drops
WASHINGTON – The nation’s local jail population is declining for the first time since the federal government began keeping count, reflecting what some experts say is a growing belief that …