Stories tagged: jail
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
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.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Authorities say a man who was jailed in Hillsboro has died at a hospital after attempting to kill himself.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
A jail inmate in Yakima is facing new charges in connection with assaults on two corrections officers last week.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
A Texas court official has imposed a $4 billion bond on a 25-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
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 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 …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
A 31-year-old Billings man with a long history of violence against women has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
A California prison official says cult leader Charles Manson is alive following reports that he was hospitalized.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla remains on restricted movement following three recent inmate fights.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Authorities in Tennessee say they have recaptured five of the six inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas Day.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Authorities in Tennessee are searching for four inmates who broke out of jail on Christmas.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Officials say an autopsy will be performed on a Montana State Prison inmate who died at a hospital in Missoula.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
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.”
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
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.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
A Pasco man has filed a claim seeking $5 million for the death of his son in the Benton County Jail.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
$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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
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.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
A couple accused of intentionally running down a black teenager will remain behind bars until the outcome of a murder trial.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 8:27 a.m.
The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a former state prison inmate who attacked a corrections officer in 2012.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.