Stories tagged: prison
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:19 a.m.
With labor shortage, Idaho inmates learn farm work
Matthew Davidson could patch roads or do janitorial work during his time at the South Idaho Correctional Institution, but he’s decided to harvest fruit instead.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn’t show
Thailand’s Supreme Court said it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show Friday for a contentious trial verdict in which she …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Pierce County corrections deputy accused of sex with inmate
A Pierce County Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy has been fired after investigators accused him of having sex with an inmate.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Idaho inmate missing after attending funeral with permission
Idaho law enforcement officials are looking for an inmate who went missing after he was granted permission to attend a funeral.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
He was drunk when he climbed into the prison work release center in Kennewick
Nathaniel L. Whiteman, 38, had reportedly been drinking when he climbed over the fence into the state Department of Corrections work release site in Kennewick.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Alabama prison toll rises; 4 inmates killed, 6 officers hurt
Alabama’s Department of Corrections says an inmate found stabbed in a prison yard is the third prisoner to be slain at Elmore Correctional Facility this year.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities
The Justice Department says it won’t give cities some law enforcement grant money unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and alert them when someone facing deportation will …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Judge orders Texas to lower temperature in sweltering prison
A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Hastert faces sex-offender treatment with prison release
Disgraced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is far from putting his child-sex-abuse scandal behind him after being released from federal prison in Minnesota where he served a little over …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Steven Powell released from custody in Washington
Authorities in Washington say the father-in-law of a Utah woman who went missing in 2009 has been released early from prison after serving time for possession of child pornography.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Inmates take two guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot
Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Idaho man resentenced for 2011 killing of ex-wife
An Idaho man has been resentenced for killing his ex-wife in 2011.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
South Carolina inmate captured in Texas after second escape
An inmate was recaptured in Texas early Friday after his second escape from a maximum security prison in South Carolina, prison officials said.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
28 dead after fight among rival gangs in Acapulco prison
Fighting erupted between rival gangs inside a state prison before dawn Thursday, and 28 inmates were killed and three wounded, officials in the Pacific resort said.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for $70 million Ponzi scheme
A man accused of defrauding nearly 500 people in a $70 million Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $32 million …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Washington man convicted of 137 charges gets new trial
TUMWATER, Wash. – A Washington man who was sentenced to 76 years in prison after being convicted of 137 charges will be getting a new trial. The Olympian reported 38-year-old …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:48 a.m.
I strangled prisoners to try to land on death row, inmate confesses
One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
China sentences 3 Australian Crown Resorts staff to prison
Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months’ imprisonment, an …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
As groups chafe at pace of criminal justice reform, county administrator points to progress
It’s been a year since Spokane County was awarded a $1.75 million MacArthur Foundation grant to reduce its jail population. And while little has visibly changed since then, Jacqueline van …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
In Yemen’s secret prisons, UAE tortures and U.S. interrogates
Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme – …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Former Vann’s CEO given 2 extra days to report to prison
The former CEO of a Montana appliance and electronics retailer must report to a federal prison in Oregon by Thursday to begin serving his sentence of five years and three …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
State settles prison death lawsuit for $1.5M
The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of a man who was stomped to death in state prison in Monroe.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt
Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Ex-head of Russian prisons sentenced to 8 years for fraud
The former head of Russia’s penitentiary system has been sentenced to eight years in prison for defrauding the state.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Two men sentenced for delivering fatal dose of heroin
Two men who were involved in the delivery of a fatal dose of heroin to a young member of the Quileute Tribe were each sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Two guards killed by escaping inmates during Georgia transport
Two inmates are on the loose in Georgia after killing two prison guards during a bus transport Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
2 Washington inmates who fled over razor-wire fence captured
Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a minimum-security prison southwest of Olympia.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Ex-Milwaukee inmate who says officer raped her awarded $6.7 million
A federal jury awarded $6.7 million to former inmate who said a Milwaukee County jail officer raped her several times while she was pregnant in 2013.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Mexican prison riot brought under control, at least 7 dead
An hourslong rolling gunbattle at a northern Mexico penitentiary left seven dead and 13 injured, authorities reported Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
What can $75,560 get you in California? A prison cell
The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year, enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University …