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President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was released from federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 epidemic should not be used as an excuse to weaken our justice system. Safety and compassion for all parties concerned should be achievable with a thoughtful plan, not a rushed one.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to release hundreds of inmates is ill-advised, illogical, and puts Washingtonians needlessly at risk.
Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.”
As the son of a convicted embezzler who died in prison, I have a unique perspective on Bernie Madoff’s request for compassionate release.
Focus is on early release of terror convict in London stabbings.
Former Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom DiBartolo, 64, who was convicted of killing his wife, Patty DiBartolo, in 1997, was jailed in Yakima Monday afternoon after his work release was suspended.
Shannon B. Morley was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in a parking lot near the intersection of University Road and East Sprague Avenue, according to a news release.
Spokane Public Schools still has several unanswered questions about next year’s budget. But don’t expect the district and school board members to reinstitute full days for elementary students on Fridays next year.
An independent public safety group is asking for the public’s help in finding three men who escaped from work release in Spokane.
The email stood out among dozens waiting in the inbox on a Monday morning, and then a phone call came to rub it in.
After complaints about dropping them off in a parking lot, a top Yakima County corrections official said King County prisoners being released from the North Front Street jail will be taken to a state office in Seattle.
House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller’s probe of “treasonous things against our country” and said they “certainly will be looked into.”
Washington lawmakers asked to resume parole for inmates with long prison terms, even those sentenced to life under the three-strikes law.
A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime.
Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart.
A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called “incomprehensible” on Tuesday.
Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists and well-wishers that she now wants to study law to defend her people.
The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.
Convicted sex offender Paul W. Rosier will stay behind bars in Kennewick until sentencing because of the length of time he is facing in federal prison.