Stories tagged: washington state penitentiary
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
Five inmates filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Corrections, claiming they were treated poorly, including being placed in solitary confinement without reason, at Washington State Penitentiary.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Officials say a corrections officer was assaulted at the Washington State Penitentiary.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla remains on restricted movement following three recent inmate fights.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
WALLA WALLA – Tamara Russell has found the old saying to be true: Big things do come in small packages. In Russell’s universe at Washington State Penitentiary, tiny has proved …
Thu., July 28, 2011
A man who has spent more than three years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit suddenly has hope he might be released and reunited with his …
Thu., March 3, 2011
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 …
Thu., Oct. 14, 2010
A violent inmate who tortured and killed his cellmate at the Spokane County Jail six years ago, resulting in a $180,000 settlement by the county, is accused of gouging out …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Cal Coburn Brown was executed early today by lethal injection for the rape, torture and murder of a Seattle-area woman in 1991. It was Washington state’s first execution since 2001 …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire will not commute the sentence of Cal Brown for the torture, rape and murder of Holly Washa. Brown is scheduled to be executed early Friday …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010
The curtain rose to reveal James Homer Elledge, lying strapped to a gurney under a blue blanket. It was just after midnight on Aug. 28, 2001. Elledge, 58, had only …
Fri., May 28, 2010
The Washington State Penitentiary says an inmate on a work crew killed and butchered a deer outside the prison at Walla Walla.
Thu., April 2, 2009
Four people designated to administer lethal injections to death-row inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary have resigned, apparently worried that their identities could become public in court.