Stories tagged: jail
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Officials say that a sheriff’s deputy was assaulted by two inmates at the Marion County jail.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
There is a reform movement underway that is swinging the spotlight over to the initial encounters the system has with offenders, and it’s asking the right questions.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
The Washington Department of Corrections is changing the language it uses to describe Washington’s nearly 19,000 people behind bars.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin will remain in the Skagit County Jail on a magistrate’s warrant that has been extended until Jan. 6.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
As authorities step up the prosecution of gang members, the Yakima County jail is using segregation techniques to keep inmates safe in jail.
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Canyon County is shutting down a tent facility used by the county jail after a number of escapes and the potential for additional ones
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
An audit says the Montana Department of Corrections is breaking the law by housing youth and adult offenders in the same facility and by contracting to send girl offenders to …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
County jails are not liable for crimes committed by inmates after they are out of custody, according to a split ruling Thursday by the Washington state Supreme Court.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:40 a.m.
Two unarmed officers were critically injured after being shot by a visitor in the lobby of a central California jail, authorities said.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
A key precept of the American justice system is that a defendant’s wealth or poverty has no bearing on his treatment or his ability to mount a defense. The bail …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
A Canadian patient’s receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 Reno killing before being exonerated by DNA evidence has sued officials in Nevada and Louisiana, alleging civil rights violations …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Lou Pearlman, credited for starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync, has died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for a massive …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
A federal judge has modified a permanent injunction against the Washington state agency that oversees competency evaluations for mentally ill people charged with crimes.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
While most of the country is actively engaged in the election process, an entire class of individuals – inmates in Washington state jails – can’t participate because the officials charged …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
A Fall Creek man is suing Lane County and others, saying he was wrongly denied needed psychiatric care at the Lane County Jail following his 2014 arrest.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
The Oregon State Police are investigating after a 29-year-old inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla died unexpectedly on Saturday.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned judges from imposing life prison sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of first-degree murder.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Seven years after the American Civil Liberties Union sued over overcrowding and other conditions, the Canyon County Jail is no longer required to have federal oversight.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Erick Garcia Romero, one of two men accused of killing a Yakima County jail inmate Wednesday, was ordered held on $10 million bail Thursday.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Authorities say an inmate at the Yakima County jail was found dead with significant trauma to his upper body.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
A former detention officer at an eastern Idaho jail has been found guilty of having sex with a female inmate and destroying evidence.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order to give those who have completed their prison terms more support once they’re back in their community. The order, signed Tuesday, directs …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight said Thursday that he will seek to delay his upcoming murder trial because jail restrictions are preventing him from mounting a proper defense.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Holding mentally ill defendants in jails while they await competency services is costing cities and counties across the state of Washington millions of dollars. That’s according to state officials who …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Ethan Couch, the “affluenza” teen who killed four people in a drunken driving crash in 2013, was given four consecutive 180-day jail sentences by a judge Wednesday.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
The number of executions carried out around the world in 2015 increased more than 50 percent over the previous year, a surge largely driven by three countries: Iran, Pakistan and …
Fri., March 25, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
A Washington state judge has ordered that a mentally ill murder suspect be released from jail or admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Corrections officers say they found 30 cellphones, makeshift knives and other contraband after an uprising at a prison.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
A Virginia jail is no longer allowing inmates to receive personal photographs after officials found inmates were chewing on pictures that had been soaked in a drug.