Stories tagged: prison
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.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
Federal prosecutors are recommending a former Montana House majority leader be sentenced to 28 years in prison for operating a drug trafficking ring that brought large volumes of methamphetamine into …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
A south-central Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in 1984 for kidnapping and raping a woman says he’s reached the 30-year release date and should be set free.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
Layne Pavey is using her own experience as a felon to push ‘Ban the Box’ and give former prisoners a chance on the outside
The day after she was released from prison, Layne Pavey went to Target to buy makeup, where she encountered children for the first time in almost two years. “I was …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidant to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain’s investigation of past sexual abuse, died Sunday after collapsing in prison. He was 74.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
A new veterans ward in a Missouri prison is earning recognition for veteran rehabilitation.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice provided to the Dallas Morning News the list of banned publications and the more than 248,000 works that inmates are allowed to read.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
A five-vote supermajority of the Spokane City Council voted Monday night to “ban the box” and potentially impose fines on noncompliant businesses beginning in 2019. The law will take effect …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
A person with knowledge of the agreement said a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
The ringleader behind a nearly $900,000 theft from Zirkle Fruit Company has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for a payroll scheme.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner reported to prison Monday to begin a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
A judge has sentenced a woman who helped dupe an Oregon man out of $3 million to 21 months in federal prison.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s business associate Rick Gates face decades in federal prison and millions of dollars in potential fines if convicted on all …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
An Idaho inmate who went missing for three hours Friday after authorities say he walked away from an inmate fire crew battling a California wildfire is back in custody.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
A Montana judge on Friday sentenced a 41-year-old man to 300 years in prison for the shooting deaths of his wife, her sister and his brother-in-law, a prosecutor said.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Law enforcement officials say they have arrested an Idaho man who was recently freed from prison after experts said he was coerced into a false murder confession.