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Meek Mill to focus on criminal justice system in six-part Amazon Prime docuseries

Philly rapper Meek Mill’s experience with the criminal justice system over the past decade will be the focus of an upcoming six-part documentary series from Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios announced …


Commissioners mull $11 million “Band-Aid” for overcrowded jail

As the jail becomes more crowded, Canyon County may pay $11 million to install steel trailers in the jail parking lot to house female inmates.


Comey: Trump’s call to put him in jail isn’t ‘normal’

Former FBI Director James Comey says it’s “not OK” or “not normal” for the president to call for private citizens to be jailed.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Protesters take apartment that put Brazil ex-leader in jail

More than 100 members of a homeless movement on Monday took over the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Designer of deadly waterslide charged along with park owner

A water park company co-owner accused of rushing the world’s tallest waterslide into service and a designer accused of shoddy planning were charged Tuesday in the decapitation of a 10-year-old …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:01 a.m.

Inslee signs bill requiring prisons and jails to accommodate midwives and doulas for pregnant inmates

Pregnant inmates can receive assistance from midwives and doulas under new law.


In 2004, he walked into school with a shotgun. Today – from prison – he weighs in on Parkland.

More than a decade later, the shooter not only credits Sawchuk with saving his classmates but also his own life. Last week, prompted by a column in his hometown paper …


They were 2 friends at a Prosser birthday party. Now 1 is dead, the other in jail.

An argument between two friends at a birthday party turned violent early Saturday morning, ending with the death of a woman in Prosser.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:07 a.m.

East Bremerton Rotary member gets 5 days in jail for sex with exchange student

A former East Bremerton Rotary member charged with carrying on a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old foreign exchange student has pleaded guilty and will spend five days in jail.


Oregon prisons face worker shortages as retirements loom

With a staff of 4,700, the Oregon Department of Corrections is struggling to attract new employees as almost one-fifth of its workforce becomes retirement eligible in 2018.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

Kootenai County Jail stylist cuts hair for criminals from thieves to murderers

A pair of shears around uncuffed inmates inside the Kootenai County Jail sounds precarious. But cosmetologist Leticia Serrano is used to the risk.


Peru’s president grants medical pardon for jailed Fujimori

Peru’s president announced Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

Rathdrum man awaiting sentencing to spend holidays in jail

A northwestern Idaho man will spend the holidays behind bars as he awaits sentencing for a series of charges stemming from a brawl with police earlier this year.


Idaho jail looks to save money by limiting shower times

A jail in northwestern Idaho is reducing the amount of time inmates can spend in the shower and when showers are available as part of a plan to cut back …


Northern Idaho man dies about 12 hours after entering jail

Officials are investigating after a 21-year-old northern Idaho man died about 12 hours after being booked into the Idaho County Jail.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Spain judge jails Catalan ministers, mulls leader’s arrest

A Spanish prosecutor asked a judge Thursday to issue an international arrest warrant for the former president of Catalonia and four of his ministers after they failed to appear in …


Bureau of Indian Affairs planning to re-open Montana jail

The Bureau of Indian Affairs expects to re-open a vacant Montana jail on the edge of the Crow Indian Reservation that’s sat empty for much of the last decade.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.

Man accused of drowning Lynnwood boy and dumping his body in bin

A 19-year-old man is accused of drowning a 6-year-old Lynnwood boy he was watching and dumping his body into a trash bin.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Landmarks: Restored gates dedicated at Spokane County Courthouse

Sometimes a chance meeting leads to a happy discovery and the eventual restoration of a thought-to-be-lost artifact, something that turns out to be a significant piece of Spokane’s history. That …


Kin of Mycheal Lynch doubt official report, to sue county

The events that led up to the death of 32-year-old Mycheal Lynch were the subject of a police investigation and a review by prosecutors. The custody officers involved in the …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Plan in motion for O.J. Simpson release as soon as Monday

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials, a prison spokeswoman said Wednesday.


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.


King County to appeal court ruling on youth jail funding

King County officials say they will appeal a ruling by an appeals court that found voters were provided flawed language on the funding mechanism when they approved a ballot measure …


Inmate becomes fifth man to ‘unexpectedly’ die at prison

A 23-year-old inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution died suddenly, becoming the fifth unanticipated death at the state prison this year.


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 …


Judge sends Indian guru to jail for 20 years in rapes

A judge on Monday sentenced a popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru to a total of 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.


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.