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Man Wrongfully Imprisoned For A Decade Gets $500K

The money is part of a new law that compensates people who have been erroneously sent to prison with $50,000 per year of imprisonment.

CBS Seattle–09/26/2014

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59-Year Sentence For Fatal Seattle Gang Shooting

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 59 years in prison for a gang shooting six years ago that killed a teen in Seattle.

09/11/2014

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Lawyer: Slain Inmate Sought Gang Protection

A white Oregon inmate found dead in his cell sought the protection of black gang leaders after he drew the ire of the Aryan Brotherhood white supremacist gang.

09/06/2014

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Man Sentenced To 40 Years After Getting Seventh DUI

A 42-year-old southwest Idaho man with seven convictions for driving under the influence has been sentenced to 40 years in prison

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

File photo of a man in handcuffs. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hawaii Abolishes Life Sentences Without Parole For Minors

Hawaii’s new law follows a national trend

CBS Seattle–07/03/2014

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3 Prison Officers Injured In Walla Walla Attack

Some prison officers were injured while breaking up an early morning attack at the Washington State Penitentiary.

06/14/2014

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Ore. Inmate Found Unconscious In Cell, Dies

The Oregon Corrections Department says a 67-year-old inmate serving time at a northeast Oregon prison died after being found unconscious in his single cell.

12/03/2013

Bradley William Monical was caught in an Oregon City home. (Getty Images)

Oregon Jail Escapee Arrested After A Year On The Run

A convicted bank robber who escaped from a southern Oregon jail by jumping into a tree has been captured after almost a year on the run.

11/14/2013

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Long-Held Idaho Prisoner Resurrects Case From Riot

Ronald Lee Macik is inmate 12680, the lowest number among 8,700 felons in Idaho prisons. It’s a lonely distinction: Nobody else locked up in 1969 when guards first escorted a 21-year-old Macik through the State Penitentiary’s sally port remains behind bars.

11/04/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Prison Inmates Learning Aerospace Work

Forget license plates. Some inmates at the Airway Heights Corrections Center are training for jobs in the state’s huge aerospace industry.

CBS Seattle–09/23/2013

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