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Jewish Idaho inmates take legal action for kosher meals

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.


Accused of rebellion, Venezuelans are hauled into secret court

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 …


Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

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 …


Indonesia searches for scores of inmates after jailbreak

Indonesian authorities are searching for scores of inmates who escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island.


Officials seek jail alternatives for low-level offenders

Washington officials are talking about converting a building for a new sobering center and pre-prosecution diversion program.


Second Idaho man who escaped Washington jail has been captured

Authorities say police have now captured both men who escaped from the county jail in Yakima earlier this month.


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017

Second Kootenai County Jail escapee found

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has captured the second man who escaped from the Yakima County Corrections Center on April 4.


Inmates distributed child porn inside prison, prosecutors say

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

Judges block Arkansas from carrying out series of executions

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 …


Autopsy finds that Yakima jail inmate died of brain aneurism

An inmate found unresponsive in his cell at the Yakima County Jail later died of a brain aneurism.


Ex-corrections officers face charges in inmate’s death

Two former Island County Jail corrections officers have been charged with falsifying documents in connection with an inmate who died of dehydration and malnutrition.


Everett fighting inmate’s request for bikini barista videos

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

Two being held on Idaho charges escape Yakima jail

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

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

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 …


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

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

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.