Jail

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State Prison Brings Together Solitary Inmates

Six inmates, each shackled and chained to a chair, face the front of a room at the Washington State Penitentiary as two instructors guide them through conversations about managing anger and avoiding confrontation.

05/12/2013

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No Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Cause Jails To Release Inmates

A scenario that police in western Oregon feared came true in the thick of holiday season after two dozen inmates were freed from a county jail that could no longer afford to hold them.

12/25/2012

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Suicide Attempt Stopped At Vancouver Jail

A Clark County Jail inmate is recovering at the hospital after attempting to commit suicide. Sheriff’s Sgt. Shane Gardiner says the 27-year-old man tried to hang himself using a sheet Thursday, but officers noticed the attempt and thwarted it.

CBS Seattle–10/11/2012

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Actor Kills Self; Suspected of Killing Woman

“Sons of Anarchy” actor Johnny Lewis plunged to his death in a driveway after apparently killing his landlady and attacking neighbors near Hollywood, police said Thursday.

09/27/2012

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Youth Offenders Caught After Knocking Out Guard

The teenage boys apparently planned their escape from the juvenile detention center in Washington state. Some had packed bags with them, and one boy even stuffed his bed to make it look like he was there, authorities said.

09/23/2012

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Local Man Freed From Nicaraguan Jail Now Back with Family

The thought of his wife and 5-year-old son born with Down syndrome is what helped Jason Puracal endure two years in a crowded, bug-infested Nicaraguan prison serving a drug sentence that was later withdrawn when he won an appeal.

09/17/2012

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Members of Pussy Riot Found Guilty, Jailed

A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn international outrage as an emblem of Russia’s intolerance of dissent.

The trial sparked a wave of protests around the world in support of the feminist rockers, who have been dubbed prisoners of conscience by international rights group. Hundreds of Pussy Riot supporters chanted “Russia without Putin!” amid a heavy police presence outside the courtroom, and several opposition leaders were detained.

CBS Seattle–08/17/2012

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First-Degree Murder Charges Filed Against Boyfriend That Stabbed Girlfriend Over 100 Times With Kitchen Utensils

King County prosecutors have filed a first-degree murder charge against a Federal Way, Wash., man accused of stabbing his girlfriend more than 100 times.

07/11/2012

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Granite Falls, WA Mayor Arrested in Family Dispute

The mayor of Granite Falls, Wash., has been released from jail after police arrested him at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, alleging he threatened an adult niece.

07/10/2012

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Granite Falls Mayor Released After Being Arrested At Airport

The mayor of Granite Falls, Wash., has been released from jail after police arrested him at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, alleging he threatened an adult niece.

07/10/2012

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