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Oregon man gets 14 years for baby assault, jail fight

An Oregon man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading no contest to assaulting a baby and, later, a fellow inmate at the Linn County Jail.


Jailed man who attempted suicide dies at hospital

Authorities say a man who was jailed in Hillsboro has died at a hospital after attempting to kill himself.


Jail inmate charged with assaulting 2 corrections officers

A jail inmate in Yakima is facing new charges in connection with assaults on two corrections officers last week.


Aberdeen jail guard accused of tipping off drug traffickers

A guard at the Aberdeen city jail has been arrested on allegations that he tipped off drug traffickers about police activities.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Federal judge scolds state for treatment of mentally ill

A federal judge has blasted the Washington state agency responsible for providing competency services to mentally ill people in jail, saying the agency doesn’t appear to understand that these individuals …


Bond for Texas murder suspect set at whopping $4 billion

A Texas court official has imposed a $4 billion bond on a 25-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting.


Sheriff: 12 inmates charged after vicious jailhouse death

Twelve inmates in Louisiana are facing murder charges after a man who was jailed on a probation violation was beaten to death in what other inmates described as a “shark …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Montana examines death penalty after judge blocks executions

Montana legislators are taking another look at whether to abolish the death penalty after a judge blocked the state from carrying out executions because it has no access to a …


Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president

In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s …


Billings man gets 40 years in prison for beating 4 women

A 31-year-old Billings man with a long history of violence against women has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.


Official: Manson alive amid reports he was hospitalized.

A California prison official says cult leader Charles Manson is alive following reports that he was hospitalized.


New Idaho director of Correction to further prison reforms

Amid a two-year flurry of prison reform in Idaho, Henry Atencio faces the challenge of maintaining that momentum within the Idaho Department of Correction.


Walla Walla prison restrictions in place after inmate brawls

A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla remains on restricted movement following three recent inmate fights.


Judge frees registered sex offender for a day to attend mother’s memorial

A registered sex offender awaiting trial on federal gun charges has been cleared for temporary release to attend a memorial for his mother, who was found dead in a Seattle …


One Tennessee inmate still on the run after Christmas jail break

Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas Day.


Reports: Four inmates sought after Christmas jailbreak

Authorities in Tennessee are searching for four inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas.


Autopsy set for Oregon inmate serving time in Montana prison

Officials say an autopsy will be performed on a Montana State Prison inmate who died at a hospital in Missoula.


President Obama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemency

President Barack Obama pardoned 78 people and also granted commutations to 153 nonviolent drug offenders who were sentenced under harsh and outdated laws and would have received lighter sentences if …


Oregon study finds racial disparities in drug convictions

A study conducted by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission has found that African-Americans in the state were convicted of felony drug possession at more than double the rate of whites …


Convicted sex offender charged for writing girl from Benton County jail

A twice-convicted sex offender has been charged with a new crime for allegedly writing letters from the Benton County jail to a young teen girl about their “sleepovers.”


Oregon lawmakers reject request for funding for women’s prison

A plan to open a second women’s prison in Oregon is facing a major setback as lawmakers have rejected a request for funding for the project.


Family of teen who died in Benton County Jail seeks $5 million

A Pasco man has filed a claim seeking $5 million for the death of his son in the Benton County Jail.


California man steals $5 million, spends $1 million on cellphone game

$5 million. Everyone has thought about it – what to do with such a sudden windfall of money. From purchasing a luxurious yacht to relieving one’s family of financial strain …


Idaho Board of Correction appoints new director

The Idaho Board of Correction has appointed Henry Atencio as the new director of prisons two days after his predecessor, Kevin Kempf, gave his resignation notice.


Couple to remain in jail pending hit and run murder trial

A couple accused of intentionally running down a black teenager will remain behind bars until the outcome of a murder trial.


ACLU files lawsuit over juvenile solitary confinement

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state says it’s suing Grays Harbor County for records related to its juvenile detention facility, following reports that a 15-year-old boy was placed …


Appeals court overturns third-strike conviction

The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a former state prison inmate who attacked a corrections officer in 2012.


Mexican raped in Montana jail getting $125,000 settlement

A southwestern Montana county government has agreed to pay $125,000 to a Mexican man who sued after he claimed he was raped in the Jefferson County jail in Boulder.


Idaho to request $11 million for parolee mental health services

Idaho health officials plan to ask lawmakers for about $11 million annually to provide mental health and drug abuse services to the state’s parole offenders who are at the highest …


Benton County sheriff’s deputies stop shaving to help families in need

Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.