jail

Lawsuit
2:50 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Mother Seeks Justice For Her Son's Death In Snohomish County Jail

Flickr Photo/Still Burning (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Cheryl Snow, one of the attorneys representing Rosemary Saffioti, about the lawsuit filed against the Snohomish County. In July 2012, Saffioti's 22-year-old son Michael died in the county jail after failing to receive proper medical care. Michael Saffioti died from a severe allergic reaction to dairy after consuming a meal that contained dairy.

Politics
10:39 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Washington Considers Private 'Pay-For-Success' Investments To Fund Public Programs

Wall Street may help fill gaps in state funding for human services programs.
Flickr Photo/htmvalerio

Someday in the not too distant future, social service programs in the Northwest could get funding from Wall Street.

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Jail Budgets
11:09 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Pierce County Jail Faces Hefty Budget Shortfall

The Pierce County jail is facing a hefty 8 percent budget shortfall. So far, 30 jobs are slated to be lost and two jail units, which can house more than 160 inmates, are set to close. Officials say even with these reductions, the budget crises will not be fixed.

Ross Reynolds talks with Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor about how these cuts will affect the jail and public safety.

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Jail Under Review
11:02 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Federal Scrutiny At Snohomish County Jail

A federal review team is taking a close look at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett this week. The review comes after last month’s death of a jail inmate. It was the eighth such death since 2010.

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Wrongful Conviction Legislation
12:34 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Exonerated Convict Is Ready To Test Washington’s New Law

Alan Northrop speaks with media members in May following the signing into law by Gov. Jay Inslee a measure that would allow people who have been wrongfully convicted to seek state compensation for the years they were imprisoned.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

A new law that took effect this week in Washington allows people wrongfully convicted of crimes to sue the state for damages. Alan Northrop will be one of the first to file a claim.

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