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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

Idaho Department of Correction officials said they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren’t enough prison beds in Idaho.


Idaho, facing crowded prisons, to send inmates out of state

As many as 1,000 Idaho inmates could soon be serving out their time in out-of-state prisons as the state grapples with overcrowding at home.


Rules pitched to limit crowds at Three Pools, Opal Creek in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a series of regulations to reduce overcrowding and unruly behavior in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest.


Idaho jail no longer requires federal oversight

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.


Spokane Public Schools needs 120 more classrooms to meet new requirement

Spokane Public Schools needs about 120 classrooms to meet the new class size requirements while Central Valley School District needs 42 classrooms and West Valley School District needs 11.


MacArthur Foundation grant will reduce jail crowding

Spokane County has been rewarded for its efforts at criminal justice reform, with the deep-pocketed MacArthur Foundation selecting the area for a competitive grant to reduce overcrowding at the aging …


CV school board mulls crowds

Central Valley School District voters turned down a $69.6 million construction bond last month. Now, the district is taking a look at why the bond failed and what to do …


Cheney Schools protests plan

A 555-unit West Plains housing development may proceed despite the Cheney School District’s protest that it lacks money to educate the children who will live there. Spokane County Hearing Examiner …


Idaho prisons rife with gang violence

BOISE – Idaho’s prison population is getting more violent as gangs extend their reach throughout the prison system. “We are having many, many incidents with our gang members,” said Pam …