Judge Orders State To Fix Mental Health FacilityA federal judge ordered the state of Washington to stop sending mentally ill defendants to a new treatment facility in Yakima after learning that the renovated jail poses a safety risk.
Lawyers Say Renovated Jail No Place For Mentally IllLawyers representing mentally ill defendants waiting extended periods of time for competency services are asking a federal judge for a restraining order to stop the state of Washington from sending these people to a renovated jail instead of a hospital.
Escape Attempt With Bed Sheets Foiled In Eastern Washington Officials at the Spokane County Jail in eastern Washington state say an escape attempt by a murder-for-hire suspect from a fifth-floor cell using knotted-together bed sheets has been foiled.
Man, 18, Arrested In Everett Drive-By Shooting; Teen InjuredThe Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says an 18-year-old man has been arrested after a 15-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting.
Judge Vacates Conviction Of Idaho Man Serving Life SentenceA south-central Idaho judge has vacated the conviction and sentence of a 55-year-old man imprisoned since 1985 with a life sentence after determining the state hid significant evidence.
Seattle Attempt To Keep Addicts Out Of Jail Shines In StudyGailen Lopton was in a downtown alley two weeks ago, having a buddy jab him in the neck with a heroin-filled syringe, when he suddenly found himself in the company of Seattle's finest.
Man Who Threatened Mountain Bikers Gets 90 Days In JailA man accused of pointing a handgun during a confrontation with a family of mountain bikers has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Police Arrest Person Of Interest In Spokane Woman's DeathSpokane Police say have arrested a person of interest in death of a 22-year-old woman found shot in her apartment last week.
73-Year-Old Gets 75 Years For Trying To Reclaim Former RanchA 73-year-old man who threatened from behind bars to forcibly take back the western Montana ranch he lost in a 1979 divorce has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for intimidating and stalking its owners.
Judge Officiates Wyoming Man's Marriage, Then Sentences HimA Wyoming man's "I do" wasn't followed by a kiss, cake or honeymoon but a prison sentence for an August crime spree.
Man Jailed And Fined For Killing Grizzly BearsA 23-year-old Haines man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined nearly $11,000 for killing three grizzly bears that rummaged through trash at his home.
State Prison Brings Together Solitary InmatesSix 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.