Stories tagged: jail
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
A Mexican man who says he was raped in 2013 while detained by U.S. immigration officials will likely be in custody again for at least three months while a court …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
The Jerome County Jail in south-central Idaho would be an ideal location to house immigration detainees and could eventually be used for immigration hearings, federal officials said.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
A jail in north-central Oregon has been sued by four people who contend the facility is violating state law by holding immigrants who are awaiting status hearings or deportation.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
The wife of a Princeton University graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage in Iran said Tuesday he is innocent of the charges and urged his release.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
The parents of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela one year ago as of Friday fear their son will die in a Caracas jail with no relief in sight and …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 4:48 a.m.
One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
It’s been a year since Spokane County was awarded a $1.75 million MacArthur Foundation grant to reduce its jail population. And while little has visibly changed since then, Jacqueline van …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
A Moscow court has sentenced an ally of the Russian opposition leader to five days in jail for organizing a webcast of massive anti-government protests earlier this month.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Two Georgia inmates described as “dangerous beyond description” and wanted in connection with the deaths of two guards on a prison bus remained on the run early Wednesday as reward …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
A federal jury awarded $6.7 million to former inmate who said a Milwaukee County jail officer raped her several times while she was pregnant in 2013.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Prosecutors dropped all charges Thursday against a Detroit man who accused police of pinning a murder on him by seizing his mother’s gun and switching bullets in a case that …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Snohomish County has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a mentally ill man who died in jail in 2012.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Lane County District Attorney Patty Perlow says police did not use deadly force against a man who died last week after seriously injuring two officers at a jail in Florence, …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
A former Oregon Youth Authority employee accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl he supervised in juvenile prison has pleaded not guilty to charges of official misconduct …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
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 …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections on behalf of four inmates seeking kosher meals for Jewish prisoners.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Hundreds of Venezuelans arrested in the past week have been tried in secretive military courts, a new maneuver by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he fights to retain …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Israel’s Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Indonesian authorities are searching for scores of inmates who escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Washington officials are talking about converting a building for a new sobering center and pre-prosecution diversion program.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Authorities say police have now captured both men who escaped from the county jail in Yakima earlier this month.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has captured the second man who escaped from the Yakima County Corrections Center on April 4.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
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.
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 …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
An inmate found unresponsive in his cell at the Yakima County Jail later died of a brain aneurism.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Two former Island County Jail corrections officers have been charged with falsifying documents in connection with an inmate who died of dehydration and malnutrition.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
The city of Everett is suing to block a prison inmate’s request for copies of surveillance videos of bikini baristas.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
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, 7:13 p.m.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for …