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A garden grows in West Plain jail bearing more than just vegetables

There’s a quarter-acre garden bursting with ripening crops. But it’s not where you’d expect. It’s out on the West Plains, where the wind blows hard, the soil is rocky and …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Inmate worker leaves work site, still not found

Gary C. Angell, 22, was planting trees in the area of North Elm Street and West Centennal Way before leaving at 9:30 a.m., according to Spokane police. Angell was in …

Community remembers corrections officer’s leading role in canine rehab program

A retired prison corrections officer was remembered this week for his leading role in the development of a canine training program inside the walls at the Airway Heights Corrections Center.

Corrections: Madrigal group performs Tuesday

The Hubbardston Nonesuch madrigal singers will perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. The incorrect day was given in the “10 under $10” listing on …

Idaho works on prison reform

BOISE – Idaho has some of the nation’s lowest crime rates, but its prison population is growing quickly at a time when most states are seeing declines. In response, the …

Vestal: Rape law advocate finds change is slow

Virginia Graham didn’t get into politics for the politics. “I’m probably the least political person you’ve ever met,” she said.

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Guard stabbed in head with pen, others picket for safety

Even before a correctional officer was stabbed in the head with a pen at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Department of Corrections employees represented by the Teamsters union …

Best Spokane County jail plan rethinks the system

Voters have rewarded politicians for the war on drugs, three-strikes laws, mandatory-minimum sentences, and crackdowns on drunken driving and domestic violence. But the “lock ’em up” sentiment carries with it …

Smart Bombs: Incarceration wave hits U.S.

In debating the price and necessity of jails (see the opposite page), it helps to know the national context. With the spending surge on criminal justice since the 1990s, you’d …