Stories tagged: incarceration
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Spokane County won’t jail people for violating probation, parole – unless DOC agrees to new contract
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Several speakers were featured Thursday at the Peaceful Communities Roundtable forum. Their subject: criminal justice reform.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
If Sessions doesn’t want to erode progress, as he has stated, he will back off knee-jerk responses that led to past failures.
Sun., July 30, 2017
The Jerome County Jail in south-central Idaho would be an ideal location to house immigration detainees and could eventually be used for immigration hearings, federal officials said.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017
Kurtis Robinson, who formerly chaired the criminal justice committee for the NAACP, will succeed Phil Tyler as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.
Sat., May 20, 2017
The Spokane area’s largest assisted-living facility is closing its doors to more than 100 residents with severe mental illness and complex medical problems, and social workers are scrambling to find …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017
The number of inmates in Kootenai County’s custody reached an all-time high over the weekend as county leaders moved forward with plans to expand the jail, which has been overcrowded …
Mon., March 27, 2017
In a new report, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton document that non-Hispanic whites who have a high school education or less have experienced reduced life expectancy and increased rates …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
The Idaho Board of Correction has appointed Henry Atencio as the new director of prisons two days after his predecessor, Kevin Kempf, gave his resignation notice.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
An audit says the Montana Department of Corrections is breaking the law by housing youth and adult offenders in the same facility and by contracting to send girl offenders to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 25, 2016
Upon return these men and women encounter a complex web of barriers and entanglements connected to the stigma associated with a criminal record.
Sat., April 9, 2016
When domestic violence victims defend themselves, they put themselves at risk of becoming doubly victimized: first by their abuser, then at the hands of the criminal justice system
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
BOISE – Nonviolent criminals are being kept behind bars in Idaho twice as long as they are in the rest of the nation. That’s among the major findings of a …
Sun., May 9, 2010
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 …
Fri., March 5, 2010
Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill intended to help grandparents and other relatives get custody of children whose parents have been caught up with substance abuse or incarceration.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2009
I was amazed to read Wednesday about the effort to keep cell phones out of the paws of the prison population. Apparently a lot of cellular phones have been smuggled …