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The change would take effect after the Department of Corrections’ contract with the county ends on Dec. 31. The change would not apply to anyone arrested on new charges, said Mike Sparber, director of Spokane County Detention Services.
A British retailer with thousands of stores around the world said Sunday it has suspended work with a Chinese factory as it investigates allegations of forced labor behind its Christmas cards – spurred by a plea for help that a 6-year-old girl reportedly found scrawled in her family’s purchase.
A New York judge threw out state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ruling Wednesday that the criminal case was too similar to one that has already landed President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman in federal prison.
New York state prison was a place where I had some of my darkest moments but also where I had some of my brightest; how do I tell others?
An Idaho prison inmate says a doctor with the private medical care company Corizon Health told him to wash and reuse his disposable urinary catheters in a communal prison sink. Some inmate advocates say such complaints are common even though reusing the catheters can lead to health problems. The Idaho Department of Correction says the inmate’s claim is true. Corizon Health officials declined to speak about his case but say it’s their policy not to re-use disposable catheters.
Actress Felicity Huffman was released Friday morning from a federal prison in California two days before the end of a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal, authorities said.
When McLennan continued to provoke him in the prison yard, Stevens turned on him with a pair of scissors and severed McLennan’s jugular vein. McLennan died “in agony two hours later.”
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels bookkeeper to three years in federal prison, which was more prison time than prosecutors had sought.
Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge Tuesday in a deal that resolves a 2007 arrest that has kept him on probation or in prison for most of his adult life.
The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country.
The proposed facility is one of several projects aimed at reducing overcrowding in the state’s prison system, where roughly 62% of inmates are held for probation or parole violations – a higher rate than any other state in the country.
Authorities say an armed man armed threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire.
With each toss of a colorful ball of yarn, the story thread unraveled.
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 experienced traumas.
Attorneys for Idaho prison officials argued Thursday that a transgender inmate who is suing for access to gender confirmation surgery is too mentally unstable to receive the irreversible medical procedure.
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 fences of Airway Heights Corrections Center. And yet, along with 24 of her classmates, that’s exactly what she did earlier this year – all part of a semester-long project in her courts and corrections class that aimed to analyze the prison’s dog training program through a lens of strategic planning.
A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.
A Spokane man was sentenced this week to three years in federal prison after he was convicted for traveling to Idaho with intent to engage with sex with a minor.
A North Idaho prison program teaches job skills in horticulture and greenhouse management while aiding community gardens.
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 is used. The department also is looking to contract with a private lab to redo tests for inmates who dispute they’ve taken drugs.