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Boise-area mayor arrested on domestic battery charge

The mayor of Middleton, Idaho, is reportedly in jail under arrest on a charge of domestic battery. No bail was set and he will remain in custody until he is …

Moscow court orders prominent U.S. investor to remain in jail

A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection …

Officials: State needs to invest in mental health facilities

A recent death of a jail inmate shows why the state needs to invest more in mental health care and add beds in secure mental health facilities, Idaho officials said.

Sheriff’s Office investigating assault, death at jail as a homicide

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release.

Canyon County jail is first in Idaho to have iris recognition system

The Canyon County jail is the first in Idaho to implement an iris biometric identification recognition system when booking inmates into custody, a process that is more accurate and faster …

Twin Falls jail in ‘crisis’ as felony cases increase

As Twin Falls expands as a regional hub, the jail and prosecutor’s desk are overflowing with felons and felony cases.

This Pasco teen murder suspect was booted out of jail for causing trouble, say officials

A Pasco murder suspect has been moved to the Washington State Penitentiary pending his trial after he allegedly assaulted corrections officers in the Franklin County jail.

UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

Prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent kept in jail

A 29-year-old woman accused of being a covert Russian agent was “likely” in contact with operatives of the successor agency to the KGB while she lived in the United States, …

Gang members accused of rioting at Canyon County Jail

A fight that broke out in the Canyon County Jail last month has led to felony rioting charges for 12 alleged gang members.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Prosecutors: Manafort says he’s treated like ‘VIP’ in jail

President Donald Trump’s jailed former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has said in monitored phone calls that he is being treated like a “VIP” while behind bars, federal prosecutors said Wednesday …

Manafort appeals jailing, civil case against Mueller

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is appealing a judge’s decision to jail him while he awaits trial on several felony charges.

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018

Lawsuit: Washington jail must provide addiction treatment

In a novel case that could have national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued a county sheriff’s office to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal …

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a …

Settlement in works over treatment of jailed mentally ill

Three years after a federal judge said Washington state is violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill people who must wait in jails for weeks for competency services, and two …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.