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Supervision program approved by Washington Legislature will try to stop career car thieves

House gives final approval to program that could send career car thieves down a better road after they get out of prison.


State hopes job training will cut inmate returns to prison

State will sponsor more job training for inmates in an effort to keep them from returning to prison.


California has fewer arrests, but not necessarily less crime

The number of arrests by police in California has plunged in recent years, but that doesn’t necessarily represent good news on crime, according to an analysis published Saturday.


America’s prison population is getting whiter

In a new report, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton document that non-Hispanic whites who have a high school education or less have experienced reduced life expectancy and increased rates …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Spokane Community College student Aaron Miller – a former convict – hopes to ease transition from incarceration to education

After spending three years in jail, second year Spokane Community College student Aaron Miller wants to help former convicts transition from incarceration to education.


Executive order signed for support for former prisoners

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 …


Restart’s ‘wrap-around approach’ helps ex-convicts re-enter society

The fading black letters spelling “LOBO” on the top of Ben Stark’s knuckles are from a different time in the ex-convict’s life. The letters mean “lone wolf,” said 40-year-old Stark. …


Shawn Vestal: Jail better off under Knezovich – even critics should admit it

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has a reputation as a straight shooter. But was he shooting straight when he claimed that his jail staffers had developed programs that reduced repeat offenses and …