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Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

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 …

Eye on Boise: Otter’s housing stipend to resume

BOISE – Former longtime chief state economist Mike Ferguson analyzed the latest state tax revenue news – which showed revenues surging 13.2 percent over forecasts for April, the biggest tax …

Bonner’s Ferry man commits suicide in Montana jail

Authorities say a 22-year-old North Idaho man committed suicide in the Sanders County Detention Center shortly after he was captured by residents for allegedly robbing a convenience store in Trout …

Inmate who hanged self had smuggled marijuana

A Canadian man who hanged himself in a Spokane County Jail cell Friday was there for delivering 350 pounds of marijuana to undercover DEA agents in northern Washington, federal authorities …

In brief: Inmate’s death triggers afternoon lockdown at jail

The Spokane County Jail was locked down for five hours Friday afternoon after an inmate apparently committed suicide. “He was in a cell all by himself,” said Sgt. Joe Peterson …