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.
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.
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.
A 42-year-old southwest Idaho man with seven convictions for driving under the influence has been sentenced to 40 years in prison
Hawaii’s new law follows a national trend
Some prison officers were injured while breaking up an early morning attack at the Washington State Penitentiary.
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.
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.
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.
Forget license plates. Some inmates at the Airway Heights Corrections Center are training for jobs in the state’s huge aerospace industry.