Criminal Justice http://www.kplu.org en Inslee Launches Review Of Prison Population Growth In Wash. State http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-launches-review-prison-population-growth-wash-state <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155987390&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Washington state’s prison system is projected to need 1,000 new beds by 2018. And that growth has Gov. Jay Inslee concerned.</p><p>Inslee&nbsp;on Tuesday announced a Department of Justice-backed review of the state’s criminal justice system. The goal is to look for ways to save money without jeopardizing public safety.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:06:46 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17383 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee Launches Review Of Prison Population Growth In Wash. State Colton Harris-Moore sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison http://www.kplu.org/post/colton-harris-moore-sentenced-6-12-years-prison <p>A federal judge on Friday sentenced &quot;Barefoot Bandit&quot; Colton Harris-Moore to 6 1/2 years in prison for his infamous two-year, international crime spree of break-ins, and boat and plane thefts that ended in 2010.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:32:27 +0000 The Associated Press 3951 at http://www.kplu.org Colton Harris-Moore sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Juvenile justice for parents http://www.kplu.org/post/juvenile-justice-parents <p>It&rsquo;s late Saturday night and you get a phone call. Your teenage son has been arrested. You show up for court on Monday morning unsure what to do or say.&nbsp; Now there&rsquo;s help for parents in this predicament. It&#39;s called Juvenile Justice 101.<strong> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 1765 at http://www.kplu.org Juvenile justice for parents Grand jury issues indictment in Spokane bomb case http://www.kplu.org/post/grand-jury-issues-indictment-spokane-bomb-case <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959070.mp3</p><p>The man charged with planting a bomb along the route of Spokane&#39;s Martin Luther King Day parade will appear in federal court today.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:14:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1055 at http://www.kplu.org Are drug courts working? http://www.kplu.org/post/are-drug-courts-working <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958911.mp3</p><p>Drug courts have long been viewed as a success.&nbsp; The courts give drug offenders charged with non-violent crimes the option of treatment rather than prison.</p><p>The courts, including those in Washington State, have proven effective in reducing repeat offenses. But some critics say too much money is being poured into drug courts. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:03:32 +0000 Paula Wissel 1049 at http://www.kplu.org Are drug courts working? Lakewood Police murders remembered one year later http://www.kplu.org/post/lakewood-police-murders-remembered-one-year-later <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 18px; FONT-SIZE: 12px" class=Apple-style-span>It was one year ago that four Lakewood police officers were gunned down in a coffee shop. Their assailant was Arkansas parolee Maurice Clemmons who was later shot and killed by a Seattle police officer. Today Governor Chris Gregoire will help dedicate a memorial to the slain officers at Lakewood’s police headquarters.&nbsp; Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:49:05 +0000 Austin Jenkins 224 at http://www.kplu.org Lakewood Police murders remembered one year later