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Idaho prison leaders tighten public record exemptions

The Idaho Board of Correction has tightened and clarified some restrictions on what documents can be released under the Idaho Public Records Act, including security camera information and inmate visitor …

Gardening program for inmates at North Idaho prison aids community gardens, builds job skills

A North Idaho prison program teaches job skills in horticulture and greenhouse management while aiding community gardens.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

VIDEO: Chehalis Judge chases inmates during attempted escape

A judge removed his robe and gave chase after two handcuffed inmates made a run for it from his Washington state courtroom.

Idaho sends another 150 inmates to Texas due to overcrowding

Idaho officials have sent another 150 male inmates to be housed in Texas due to overcrowding in Idaho.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

Idaho Department of Correction officials said they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren’t enough prison beds in Idaho.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Police: 2 Kentucky inmates injure jail staff, escape

Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running …

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Many rooting for inmates after credit bug exposed on devices

Officials say it was “intentional exploitation,” while some inmates’ families described it as more of a “glitch.” Either way, reports that 364 Idaho inmates had a quarter-million dollars in credits …

Idaho governor: Inmates won’t be housed in barracks

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s office announced Monday the state won’t house and jail inmates in National Guard barracks despite being asked to consider the option by top correction officials facing …

UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Idaho’s had some bad experiences sending inmates out of state — but it’s happening again

There’s a reason Idaho prison officials say shipping inmates out of state as a way to deal with prison overcrowding is a “last resort.” Idaho’s had lots of experience at …

Officials: SW Idaho deputies encouraged inmate assault

Two southwestern Idaho deputies at the Canyon County Jail authorities say tried to orchestrate an attack on a gang member accused of sex crimes against children by showing other incarcerated …

Inmates quilt for the homeless

The prison quilting group formed about five years ago with a handful of inmates who had grown up sewing with their grandmothers, said Jeanne Thietje, the community partnership programs coordinator …

99 inmates at large after prison riot in Brazil

Police say 99 inmates are at large following a prison riot that left nine dead and 14 injured in central Brazil.

Idaho, facing crowded prisons, to send inmates out of state

As many as 1,000 Idaho inmates could soon be serving out their time in out-of-state prisons as the state grapples with overcrowding at home.

Deputy injured when 2 Idaho jail inmates try to escape

An Idaho jail deputy sustained head injuries after two inmates assaulted the deputy during an escape attempt.

Work release no longer an option at Pasco jail

Defendants facing time in the Pasco’s jail no longer have work release as a sentencing option.

Second lawsuit says big detention center must pay minimum wage

A second lawsuit is challenging the failure of one of the nation’s largest private immigration jails to pay detainees minimum wage for the work they perform.

Idaho tent jail where 8 inmates escaped improves security

The loopholes at an Idaho tent jail where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions have been fixed, putting the jail back in good standing with the …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

Idaho tent jail improved in areas where 8 inmates escaped

Security at Canyon County’s tent jail has been improved in the areas where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions.

With labor shortage, Idaho inmates learn farm work

Matthew Davidson could patch roads or do janitorial work during his time at the South Idaho Correctional Institution, but he’s decided to harvest fruit instead.

Spokane County to hire three new corrections officers, house more federal prisoners

Spokane County plans to hire three new corrections officers and jail more federal prisoners to help fix a $10 million budget shortfall.

Judge orders Texas to lower temperature in sweltering prison

A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys …

UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Inmates take two guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot

Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.

UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

What can $75,560 get you in California? A prison cell

The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year, enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University …

Inmates in Chicago jail can order hot pizza delivered to their cells

Life in Cook County Jail just got a little bit more like the college dorm experience, thanks to Sheriff Tom Dart. Inmates in the jail’s primarily medium-security Division 11 can …

Inmates distributed child porn inside prison, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say five inmates serving sentences for child pornography used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share child pornography inside the prison.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Judges block Arkansas from carrying out series of executions

A federal judge dealt a serious blow Saturday to Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug …

UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Two being held on Idaho charges escape Yakima jail

Jail authorities say two men being held on charges out of Idaho have escaped from the county jail in Yakima.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Kootenai County prepares for jail expansion as inmate population spikes

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death

Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to amputations …

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Spokane County aims for accountability in negotiations with jail medical care contractor

Spokane County plans to add measureable performance standards to its contract with NaphCare Inc., the Alabama company that provides medical care to county jail inmates.