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August 6, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Suit claims Franklin County inmates face barbaric practices

By Tyler Richardson / Tri-City Herald Inmates at the Franklin County jail are routinely subjected to inhumane and barbaric practices, according to a lawsuit filed by a Seattle-based legal-aid organization. Mentally ill inmates are chained to a fence for days, pepper-sprayed without reason, left unsupervised in restraint chairs and forced into isolation, the lawsuit claims. Their mental health…

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August 5, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Man found hanging in Snohomish jail cell has died

EVERETT, Wash. — A man who was found hanging in his cell at the Snohomish County Jail on July 26 died Saturday at an Everett hospital. The sheriff’s office said Monday the 21-year-old was alone in his cell. The Daily Herald reports he had been arrested July 24 for investigation of domestic violence assault, possessing stolen property…

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May 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM

If you’re locked up in Yakima, it will soon cost you $50

YAKIMA (AP) — Yakima County commissioners voted Tuesday to charge inmates a $50 booking fee when they are locked up in the county jail. The fee will go into effect June 1 to help cover costs. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the jail holds more than 750 inmates and about 450 are local. The rest are…

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April 22, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Spokane cellmates accused of plotting jailbreak

By Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE — Toenail clippers, a metal clothes hook and some toothpaste could not buy freedom for an accused child rapist and a man facing drug charges at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Jeremiah Logan and Jason Cooper, both 32, face charges of first-degree escape after letters from Logan and a fellow inmate…

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February 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Assault victim arrested to help prove case

LONGVIEW (AP) — A victim of sexual assault was arrested last week and ordered to show up in court to help Cowlitz County prosecutors prove the case against her alleged abusers. The Longview Daily News reports the 43-year-old woman spent one night in jail after being arrested under a material witness warrant. She had…

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December 26, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Tased inmate dies in Benton County Jail hospital

The Associated Press RICHLAND — A 29-year-old man hospitalized after being stunned with a Taser at the Benton County jail has died. Kevin T. Culp of Spokane, who died Tuesday, was in the jail as a contract inmate for the state Department of Corrections. Benton County Coroner John Hansens said in a statement that an autopsy would…

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June 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Man held in Mont. shooting hoax released from jail

The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — A Washington state man has been released after spending 13 days in jail following his arrest in a Montana hitchhiker shooting hoax. Lloyd Christopher Danielson III was released Thursday after pleading guilty to driving under the influence. The 52-year-old was arrested June 9 after 39-year-old Ray Dolin claimed he had been shot…

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May 25, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: No exchange of gunfire in fatal shooting… gas prices… man jailed 147 times…

Weather:  To quote The Beatles: “Sun, sun, sun, here we come.” We’re in for sunny skies today and and tomorrow and while it might rain Sunday, we absolutely do not believe it. It rained yesterday morning and no sun was forecast, but by the afternoon, it was sunny and beautiful.  It’s expected to be…

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January 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Jail numbers … Lucky the dog … and a sea otter

Weather: The details.  Ok, at least it’s not raining this morning.  That could happen tomorrow, but for the most part, think clouds with some sun peeking through this week. Traffic: The map and cams.  The Lewis County Jail: You never know what might pique your interest. The folks in Centralia apparently want to know what’s…

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