Stories tagged: jail
Mon., July 4, 2016
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
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
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
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
Authorities say an inmate at the Yakima County jail was found dead with significant trauma to his upper body.
Thu., May 5, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Corrections officers say they found 30 cellphones, makeshift knives and other contraband after an uprising at a prison.
Thu., March 10, 2016
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.
Fri., March 4, 2016
Ku Klux Klan members and counter-protesters involved in a bloody melee at a Southern California park have been released from jail without criminal charges, authorities said Thursday.
Thu., March 3, 2016
Mississippi authorities continue searching for an escaped inmate facing capital murder charges in the 2015 rape and slaying of a 69-year-old woman.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
A teen has filed a tort claim against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction because he says he sustained a concussion and a badly broken collarbone when a department employee …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
State officials say the assistant attorney general who advised Corrections officials they didn’t need to recalculate prisoners’ sentences after discovering a sentencing software error has stepped down.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
A regional criminal justice council is considering a proposal to build a courtroom in the Spokane County Jail, a plan jail staff say is a first step towards more systematic …
Sun., June 8, 2014
This is not how Cristina Salazar imagined starting a family: unmarried at age 22, nine months pregnant and sitting in jail. Dressed in orange pants, shirt and flip flops – …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
The elegant, historic Spokane County Courthouse was built almost 120 years ago. The inelegant, historic computer system can’t be much newer.
Wed., April 17, 2013
OKANOGAN, Wash. — Okanogan authorities arrested a woman after finding a saw blade in the sole of an Isotoner slipper in a package bound for a man accused of shooting …
Wed., April 3, 2013
The death of a 33-year-old man in the booking area of the Spokane County Jail in Feburary has been listed as a homicide.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012
Spokane County officials are reconsidering their 2010 choice to build a new jail at the Medical Lake interchange off Interstate 90. The selection of the Medical Lake site from among …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012
ST. MARIES – A sign behind the front desk of the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office wryly cautions visitors: “No whining, crying, outright blubbering or the likes thereof … whatsoever! This …
Tue., July 24, 2012
The Spokane City Council on Monday joined the county in a wide-ranging effort to reform the local criminal justice system to save money. An agreement unanimously approved by the council …
Wed., June 27, 2012
Spokane County Commissioners and the city of Spokane appear to have reached a deal on keeping city inmates in the county jail system for now and working on reforms to …
Tue., April 24, 2012
Spokane County and the city of Spokane are negotiating an end of sentence for the Geiger Corrections Center. Time served sounds about right. But a quick end will renew pressures …