Stories tagged: prison
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
Officials say an autopsy will be performed on a Montana State Prison inmate who died at a hospital in Missoula.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
President Barack Obama pardoned 78 people and also granted commutations to 153 nonviolent drug offenders who were sentenced under harsh and outdated laws and would have received lighter sentences if …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Mississippi has been sentenced to life in prison, months after a federal jury convicted him of helping kill a man over an unpaid …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
A man federal prosecutors say was victimized in an overseas, online romance scam faces sentencing for stealing more than $1.4 million from two Pittsburgh-area companies whose funds he controlled.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
A plan to open a second women’s prison in Oregon is facing a major setback as lawmakers have rejected a request for funding for the project.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016
$5 million. Everyone has thought about it – what to do with such a sudden windfall of money. From purchasing a luxurious yacht to relieving one’s family of financial strain …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016
The Idaho Board of Correction has appointed Henry Atencio as the new director of prisons two days after his predecessor, Kevin Kempf, gave his resignation notice.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington state says it’s suing Grays Harbor County for records related to its juvenile detention facility, following reports that a 15-year-old boy was placed …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
The state Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a former state prison inmate who attacked a corrections officer in 2012.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Idaho health officials plan to ask lawmakers for about $11 million annually to provide mental health and drug abuse services to the state’s parole offenders who are at the highest …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 79 more individuals he determined were serving “harsh” sentences under “outdated” laws.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Scruffy, unshaven deputies are patrolling Benton County and raising funds for people in need during Christmas.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
Officials say that a sheriff’s deputy was assaulted by two inmates at the Marion County jail.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
A South Carolina man who served 39 years in prison for a homicide that he says he didn’t commit has been freed from prison.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
A Eugene, Oregon, man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for sex trafficking.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
A white supremacist gang member has been sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the Marion County Jail.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
The Washington Department of Corrections is changing the language it uses to describe Washington’s nearly 19,000 people behind bars.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
President Barack Obama has now ordered more prisoners released early from federal penitentiaries in a single year than any of his predecessors, after commuting the sentences of 98 people on …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
A death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend could get a new sentencing trial based on his possible intellectual disability.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still alive can will be eligible …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
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
Montana corrections officials intend to go before the Legislature to sort out the legal issues of housing adult offenders in two youth prisons, which the head of the state Department …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
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. 8, 2016
A Montana man who spent 18 years in prison for the killing of his best friend said Thursday that he’s finally a “free member of society” after prosecutors dropped all …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
A Benton City man will spend 30 years in federal prison for forcing two girls to have sex with customers at migrant labor camps and motels and keeping the earnings …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
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 …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
An inmate at the Washington State Penitentiary has filed a federal lawsuit claiming prison officials refused to provide him with dentures after removing all of his rotten teeth, forcing him …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor’s wife and daughters during his resentencing.
Mon., July 18, 2016
A federal prosecutor says Oregon standoff figure Ryan Bundy was working on a plan to escape from a Portland jail.