Stories tagged: prison
Sun., June 25, 2017
Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months’ imprisonment, an …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017
It’s been a year since Spokane County was awarded a $1.75 million MacArthur Foundation grant to reduce its jail population. And while little has visibly changed since then, Jacqueline van …
Thu., June 22, 2017
Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme – …
Wed., June 21, 2017
The former CEO of a Montana appliance and electronics retailer must report to a federal prison in Oregon by Thursday to begin serving his sentence of five years and three …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017
Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said.
Wed., June 14, 2017
The former head of Russia’s penitentiary system has been sentenced to eight years in prison for defrauding the state.
Tue., June 13, 2017
Two men who were involved in the delivery of a fatal dose of heroin to a young member of the Quileute Tribe were each sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017
Two inmates are on the loose in Georgia after killing two prison guards during a bus transport Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017
Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a minimum-security prison southwest of Olympia.
Thu., June 8, 2017
A federal jury awarded $6.7 million to former inmate who said a Milwaukee County jail officer raped her several times while she was pregnant in 2013.
Wed., June 7, 2017
An hourslong rolling gunbattle at a northern Mexico penitentiary left seven dead and 13 injured, authorities reported Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017
The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year, enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017
A new law, signed last month by Gov. Butch Otter, seeks to provide a more secure, more appropriate place to house people in her situation than jail or an unsecured …
Fri., June 2, 2017
A reputed member of the Gambino crime family and former son-in-law of John Gotti agreed to a plea deal that included a large fine but no prison.
Thu., June 1, 2017
Attorneys for the Idaho Department of Correction say inmates exaggerated problems with the prison medical care system and waited too long to complain, and as a result, prison officials shouldn’t …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017
Inmates in the jail’s medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest ingredients in the kind of ovens found in pizzerias. It’s all part of Sheriff Tom …
Sat., May 20, 2017
The Spokane area’s largest assisted-living facility is closing its doors to more than 100 residents with severe mental illness and complex medical problems, and social workers are scrambling to find …
Mon., May 15, 2017
Oregon officials knew in July 2016 that tap water in juvenile prisons had excessive levels of lead but took eight months to test the entire system and shut down bad …
Thu., May 11, 2017
A former Oregon Youth Authority employee accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl he supervised in juvenile prison has pleaded not guilty to charges of official misconduct …
Tue., May 9, 2017
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.
Tue., May 9, 2017
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 …
Fri., May 5, 2017
Indonesian authorities are searching for scores of inmates who escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island.
Wed., May 3, 2017
Washington officials are talking about converting a building for a new sobering center and pre-prosecution diversion program.
Sat., April 29, 2017
Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes. Over the past seven years, the jail’s …
Fri., April 28, 2017
Hundreds of opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are marching to a military prison outside Caracas to demand the release of Leopoldo Lopez and other jailed activists they consider political prisoners.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017
A former Washington State University student was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene for possessing heroin and methamphetamine with the intent …
Wed., April 26, 2017
Prosecutors say five inmates serving sentences for child pornography used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share child pornography inside the prison.
Tue., April 25, 2017
A former information technology worker at Expedia Inc. has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after admitting he accessed the email accounts of top executives and made lucrative illegal …
Tue., April 25, 2017
Three women have filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were sexually abused by a doctor while incarcerated at the state women’s prison.