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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A Kansas girl’s killer Friday became the fifth federal inmate put to death this year, an execution that went forward only after a higher court tossed a ruling that would have required the government to get a prescription for the drug used to kill him.
Washington Supreme Court wrestles with question of whether crowded prisons are unconstitutional during the COVID-19 epidemic
Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to release hundreds of inmates is ill-advised, illogical, and puts Washingtonians needlessly at risk.
A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate’s apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first circuit in the nation to order a state to pay for an inmate’s gender confirmation surgery, ruling Monday that a three-judge panel decision will stand.
Georgia’s parole board has spared the life of a prisoner hours ahead of his scheduled execution, commuting his sentence to life without the possibility of parole
An inmate in the Spokane County Jail died Friday after law enforcement say he jumped from a guard railing.
Paramedics were called after the person was found unconscious, according to the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office.
Lawyers for a federal death row inmate convicted of rape and murder have asked a federal judge to halt his scheduled execution next month because the prisoner has Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.
Captain Harry Holland of Spokane was in a heap of trouble with U.S. Army authorities – but first they had to find him.
Two Spokane County jail inmates used a hidden piece of hack saw to cut through the bars of their cell window. It took four hours, but they succeeded. Later, things took a turn.
U.S. Marshals arrested an escaped inmate in Yakima Wednesday who jumped from a third story window at a Bureau of Prisons Regional Reentry Center in Spokane Aug. 23.
The death sentence handed down to Danny Lewis Lee, a white supremacist who was implicated in the bombing of Spokane City Hall in 1996, was for a triple murder that occurred in Arkansas the same year. A directive issued Thursday would make him the first federal inmate executed since 2003.
Increasingly, troubling questions are being raised about the treatment of mentally ill inmates in the nation’s 3,100 local jails, possible patterns of neglect — and whether better care could have saved lives.
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.
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an inmate who walked away from a work crew Tuesday near East Eighth Avenue and South McDonald Road in Spokane Valley.
Idaho said Wednesday it will appeal a recent court ruling ordering the state to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate.
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 must make immediate changes to end what amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
A New York prison artist who never played golf but became known for drawings of lush courses he could only imagine was set free Wednesday after authorities agreed that another man committed the murder that put him behind bars for nearly three decades.
Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base camp.