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March 19, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Corrections officer accidentally shoots self at Tukwila gun range

The Associated Press TUKWILA — A Washington Department of Corrections officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday at a police shooting range in Tukwila. Department spokeswoman Norah West says the officer was among a group of community corrections officers working on their firearms requalification at the Seattle Police Athletic Association shooting range. KOMO reports the wounded man was taken…

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February 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Naked man arrested after bomb threat at Lynnwood DOC office

Update at 4:32 p.m.:| The man was interviewed by detectives and then booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of threats to bomb and felony harassment. Original post: A naked man was arrested by Lynnwood police after threatening to blow up a state Department of Corrections office, police said. The 42-year-old man walked into the Corrections…

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February 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Official: Clallam Bay inmate stabs jail officer with pen

The Associated Press CLALLAM BAY — A corrections official says an inmate at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center stabbed a corrections officer in the face and neck with a pen Monday morning. Corrections spokesman Fay Gingell says the officer was being treated at Olympic Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. She told the Peninsula Daily News that the facility has…

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January 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

State to extend witnesses’ access to more parts of executions

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington state will allow witnesses to executions to see the entire process, including the insertion of intravenous catheters during a lethal injection, state officials told The Associated Press. The new witness protocol, currently a draft that is in its final stages of approval, includes the use of television monitors to show the…

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October 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM

State rescinds plan to release Steve Powell from prison

The father-in-law of missing Utah mother Susan Powell isn’t leaving prison anytime soon. The state Department of Corrections (DOC) today rescinded the release plan for Steven Powell after a Tacoma property owner withdrew an offer to allow him to move in as a tenant upon his release from prison. Powell had been scheduled to complete his sentence Nov. 4, according to…

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October 10, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Steve Powell to be released from prison in November

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The father-in-law of missing Utah mother Susan Powell is nearing the end of his prison sentence. The state Department of Corrections said Thursday that Steve Powell will likely be released from the Monroe Correctional Complex on or about Nov. 4. The 63-year-old will be supervised by a community corrections officer, is required…

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October 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Did Monroe prison inmate’s death go unnoticed for 2 days?

An internal investigation has been launched by the state Department of Corrections after an inmate was found dead in his cell at the Monroe prison on Sept. 21. Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesman Chad Lewis said that Jerry Levain Jamison was last seen alive on Sept. 19, two days before he was found dead in his cell. Lewis…

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May 15, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Judge confirms death sentence for killer of Monroe prison guard

UPDATE AT 1:07 P.M.: Snohomish County Superior Court Judge George F. Appel has confirmed the jury’s death sentence for Byron Scherf for killing corrections Officer Jayme Biendl. After Scherf declined to address the court this afternoon, Appel said to him: “Byron Eugene Scherf, I hereby sentence you to death for the murder of Jayme Biendl.” He will become the…

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September 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Inmate strikes nurse at Walla Walla prison

A state Department of Corrections (DOC) nurse was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries this afternoon after she was struck by an offender at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m. in the D living unit of the West Complex, which is the second-highest security unit at the…

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September 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Inmates injure 3 corrections officers at Coyote Ridge

Three corrections officers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries this afternoon following an attack by two inmates at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, according to the state Department of Corrections. At about 1 p.m., inmate Schawn James Cruze lunged at a corrections officer with a broomstick, the DOC said in a news release….

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