Stories tagged: prison
Sun., May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
With each toss of a colorful ball of yarn, the story thread unraveled.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
Speaking from experience, Riley Hewko said that many people charged with violent crimes often grew up with abuse and addiction, and jails do more harm to people who have already …
Tue., May 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Whitworth students agree: Airway Heights prison’s dog training program is a net positive for all involved
Whitworth University junior Hannah Stafford had never met a prison inmate before. Especially not one whose job it is to train and rehabilitate rescue dogs inside the high, razor sharp …
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 4:36 p.m.
A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.
Sun., March 31, 2019, 4:51 p.m.
A North Idaho prison program teaches job skills in horticulture and greenhouse management while aiding community gardens.
Wed., March 27, 2019
Washington prison system changes drug-testing policy after inmates complain of unwarranted punishment
Last week, the state Department of Corrections stopped testing for cannabis in prisoners just entering the system, as traces of the drug can remain in the body weeks after it …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
A majority of inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell have launched a hunger strike.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
All four were inmates at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the state prison in central Virginia is failing to provide adequate medical care and …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Idaho’s state Board of Correction voted to extend its $46 million-plus-a-year contract with Corizon Health for inmate health care for another two years.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:08 p.m.
His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Idaho is one of just three states that provides its prison inmates virtually no way to earn time off for good behavior behind bars, and its “compassionate release” program for …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
Ada County’s drug court is one of Idaho’s 71 problem-solving courts, which range from drug courts and DUI courts to mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, and child-protection drug courts, …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4 a.m.
Dog training program at Airway Heights Corrections Center brings positive changes for inmates and shelter dogs.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
Officials say it was “intentional exploitation,” while some inmates’ families described it as more of a “glitch.” Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits …
Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
Idaho prison officials say 364 inmates hacked the JPay tablets they use for email, music and games and collectively transferred nearly a quarter million dollars into their own accounts.
Sun., July 15, 2018
Since 2003, food production within Washington’s Department of Corrections has shifted towards larger, industrial-scale operations. But while the move has generated cost savings, some inmates and their advocates also see …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 9 a.m.
The four Meridian men
Tue., July 3, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
A Caldwell man will serve up to 37½ years in prison for trying to lure three Twin Falls children to his car.
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Drones seen buzzing above a French prison months ago may have been on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the helicopter escape of a notorious French criminal – his second breakout …
UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
An inmate is suing the Washington State Department of Corrections for denying him gallbladder surgery because he was close to his release date.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
With all of Idaho’s prisons above capacity, county jails packed full and hundreds of Idaho inmates being held temporarily at a private jail in Texas, what Idaho needs is a …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison …
Mon., May 14, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
A nanny who was convicted of brutally murdering two small children in her care while their parents were out was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without parole during …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 1:52 p.m.
A man accused of killing a sheriff’s deputy was held in the state’s maximum-security prison on Sunday pending his initial court appearance.
Thu., April 12, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Seven people, including four correctional officers, are facing federal charges after prosecutors say they conspired to traffic drugs and smuggle contraband into Idaho prisons.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
A judge heard a DMX rap song before adding his own lyrics to a court proceeding on Wednesday, ordering the rapper imprisoned for a year in a tax fraud case.
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
As prison officials combat contraband cellphones in the hands of the nation’s inmates, a wireless trade group says court orders should be required to shut down the devices.
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.