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UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

State settles prison death lawsuit for $1.5M

The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of a man who was stomped to death in state prison in Monroe.


Monroe prison guards reinstated with back pay

MONROE, Wash. — An arbitrator says the Department of Corrections was wrong to fire three corrections officers and demote a sergeant for failings related to the death of Officer Jayme …


Inmates had filed grievances against slain guard

Documents released to the Associated Press reveal that inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex had filed about 15 grievances against slain corrections officer Jayme Biendl — all of which were …


Corrections center staff fear budget cuts will reduce safety

A cold, damp picket line of state prison guards asked for safety and respect Wednesday in Airway Heights. The pickets got an occasional car-honk salute as they called attention to …


Another female staffer attacked at Monroe prison

A female mental health counselor was attacked Wednesday at the Monroe Correctional Complex.


Gregoire calls for review of prison guard murder

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire has called for an independent review of the murder of Monroe Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl, who was found strangled Sunday in the prison chapel.


Inmate suspected in guard’s death is Spokane-area rapist

The inmate suspected of killing a corrections officer in Western Washington is a sex offender serving life in prison for the abduction and rape of a Spokane-area real estate agent …


Inmate linked to guard slaying is Spokane sex offender

The inmate suspected of killing a correctional officer in Western Washington is a sex offender serving life in prison for the abduction and rape of a Spokane-area real estate agent …


Corrections officer strangled in prison chapel

A corrections officer who had raised concerns about being the sole guard in the chapel of a Washington state prison was strangled there over the weekend, and an inmate serving …