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2 Escaped Inmates Captured in Washington State
LITTLEROCK, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two inmates who escaped from a minimum-security prison in Washington state have been captured without incident. Washington Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said Sunday that 30-year-old Richard Harvell and 26-year-old Sage Bear were arrested about 6 miles away from Cedar Creek Corrections Center in a rugged forest...
Senate Approves Measure Expanding Prison Education Programs
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously approved a measure that would expand education programs for inmates. Senate Bill 5069 passed the chamber on Wednesday and now heads to the House for consideration. The bill authorizes the state Department of Corrections to partner with community and technical colleges to provide associate degree programs...
State Paying Unemployment to People in Jail, Audit Says
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An audit by Washington officials has revealed many people in county jails are receiving unemployment benefits they're ineligible for. A report Monday by the state Auditor's office says the audit scrutinized eight county jails and identified 1,911 potential overpayments worth about $656,000 from July 1, 2013 to Sept. 30,...
Yakima City Jail Facing Tight Spaces and Rising Costs
Tight space and rising costs; two big issues facing the Yakima City Jail. The 78-bed facility only houses men being held on misdemeanor charges; however, tight times have led to the jail becoming overcrowded, housing more than one-hundred inmates sending these overflow inmates to the county jail cuts deep into Yakima's pockets...