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Wednesday, October 28, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Second Coyote Ridge prisoner dies of COVID-19 amid outbreak

William A. Bryant, 72, was serving a 68-month sentence for first-degree child molestation out of Grays Harbor County, according to the state Department of Corrections. After contracting the novel coronavirus, Bryant was transferred on June 13 to a hospital in the Tri-Cities, where he died on Monday, the DOC said. He would have been released from prison, at the earliest, in April 2020.

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 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.

Heights 43

A group of 10 inmates from the Airway Heights Corrections Center, known as Heights 43, is battling wildfires throughout eastern Washington during the 2015 fire season.

Inmate’s family gets $8 million jury award

The family of an Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate who died after guards allegedly ignored his medical condition and treated his diabetic episode as a behavioral problem won an $8 million verdict from a Spokane County jury on Friday, twice the amount the family requested. Dale Stahl, 57, was a “brittle diabetic,” someone whose Type 1 diabetes frequently caused large swings in his blood sugar level. He died April 7, 2012, after he was restrained for a long period of time after suffering hypoglycemic shock, his family said in the lawsuit.