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Appeals court won’t reconsider inmate’s gender surgery case

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Idaho State Police investigating death in Lewiston jail

Paramedics were called after the person was found unconscious, according to the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Appeals court to decide surgery for Idaho transgender inmate

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.

UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Deputies searching for inmate who escaped work crew in Spokane Valley

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Idaho appeals ruling ordering surgery for transgender inmate

Idaho said Wednesday it will appeal a recent court ruling ordering the state to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate.

After four inmate deaths, judge finds medical care at Virginia prison unconstitutional

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 …

N.Y. inmate-artist freed after being cleared of 1991 slaying

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

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 …

Idaho prison officer investigated for viewing, commenting on photos of inmate’s body

An Idaho Department of Correction officer is being investigated for allegedly contacting a former female inmate via social media after viewing photos of her body taken when she was admitted …

Jail officer shoots, wounds escaping inmate in Seattle

Seattle Police say a King County corrections officer shot and wounded an inmate who escaped from a Seattle hospital Wednesday morning.

UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018

Dismantling California at-risk inmate housing brings hurdles

Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what’s become the United States’ largest …

UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018

Former convict sworn in as lawyer in Washington state

One of Washington state’s newest attorneys is a former convict.

Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole on Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a …

Milwaukee prosecutors charge jail staff in inmate’s death

Prosecutors have charged three Milwaukee County jail staffers for their role in the dehydration death of an inmate who spent a week without water.

Inmate, 36, dies in Montana jail; few details released

Authorities say a 36-year-old inmate has died at the Jefferson County jail in western Montana.

Montana man dies in Idaho custody, investigation planned

Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the death of a Montana man being held at the Bonneville County Jail.

Idaho inmate says 30 years is up, wants out of prison

A south-central Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in 1984 for kidnapping and raping a woman says he’s reached the 30-year release date and should be set free.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017

Inmate’s lawsuit says he was denied proper medical care

An Idaho inmate has filed a lawsuit against the state’s prison health care contractor contending he was denied adequate medical care.

Inmate death at Shelton prison investigated as homicide

OLYMPIA – Authorities said a 57-year-old man serving a life sentence for child molestation at the Washington Corrections Center near Shelton died over the weekend and police are investigating it …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Oregon inmate dies from meth-laden kiss; girlfriend gets 2 years

PORTLAND – An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge. …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state’s execution team were unable to find a vein to insert …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Arkansas court grants inmate’s bid to halt execution

Arkansas’ highest court on Tuesday halted this week’s planned execution of an inmate whose lawyers claim is severely mentally ill, while a state judge ordered officials to release more information …

Former inmate sues over conviction Pence wouldn’t pardon

A Chicago man pardoned after spending nearly a decade in prison for an armed robbery he didn’t commit sued a northern Indiana city, its police chief and three officers on …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

Transgender inmate settles Oregon lawsuit over medical care

The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender inmate who says she was denied medical care.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

Idaho inmate fighting California wildfires back in custody

An Idaho inmate who went missing for three hours Friday after authorities say he walked away from an inmate fire crew battling a California wildfire is back in custody.

2 prison workers killed in unsuccessful escape in North Carolina

Two North Carolina prison employees were killed and several others hurt after inmates at a sewing plant started a fire in an unsuccessful escape attempt Thursday, authorities said.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Florida executes man convicted of 2 killings decades ago

Florida executed an inmate Thursday who was convicted of killing two people after a night of drinking decades ago.

Idaho inmate sentenced for threats to Washington state judge

An Idaho inmate who sent letters to a judge in Washington state threatening to kill the judge and his family has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Geiger inmate walks away from work crew in Spokane Valley

Spokane County deputies are searching for a Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from a work crew in the 9500 block of East Eighth Avenue around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Man dies in Snohomish County jail hours after arrest

Authorities say a 35-year-old man has died in Snohomish County Jail hours after he brought there for investigation of an attempted vehicle prowl.