inmates http://www.kplu.org en Oregon Has Highest Rate Of Prisoners With Post-Release Supervision http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-has-highest-rate-prisoners-post-release-supervision <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Fewer prisoners serve their entire prison sentence behind bars in Oregon than in any other state according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/reports/max-out-85899545969" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">a study released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts</a>.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Oregon also supervises its newly released inmates more than any other state.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Just a handful of prison inmates in Oregon serve their entire sentence behind bars. The vast majority are released under some form of post-prison supervision.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:32:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 16983 at http://www.kplu.org Inmates’ families: Video-only visits have financial, emotional costs http://www.kplu.org/post/inmates-families-video-only-visits-have-financial-emotional-costs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even if you've never visited a jail, you probably have a pretty clear image of what inmate visitation is like: a shatterproof glass barrier, two people sitting on either side, speaking into telephones. But that's changing in some parts of the Northwest.</span></p><p>More and more county jails are switching to privately-operated video conferencing systems that are not unlike Skype for inmates. But these systems have technical difficulties, and come with costs for the inmates’ families.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:12:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 8971 at http://www.kplu.org Inmates’ families: Video-only visits have financial, emotional costs State releases disciplinary records for inmate charged with murder http://www.kplu.org/post/state-releases-disciplinary-records-inmate-charged-murder <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957401.mp3</p><p>We&rsquo;re learning more about the Washington prison inmate charged with killing a female correctional officer in January.&nbsp; Prison disciplinary records were obtained for Byron Scherf. They show two major violations, but not for hurting others.</p><p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:44:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 991 at http://www.kplu.org Taxpayers pay for cheesecake, cell phones and rock chips http://www.kplu.org/post/taxpayers-pay-cheesecake-cell-phones-and-rock-chips <p>When the state of Washington gets sued, it’s the multi-million dollar payouts that make the headlines.</p><p>However, every year taxpayers are on the hook for thousands of dollars more in smaller property damage claims: Inmate TV sets, drowned cell phones, rock-chipped windows … even a cheesecake.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:58:49 +0000 Austin Jenkins 529 at http://www.kplu.org Taxpayers pay for cheesecake, cell phones and rock chips King County Jail Suicides Up http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-jail-suicides <p><span class="article-content"><span><b>Three inmates have committed suicide</b> in the King County jail in the past few weeks. The latest was a 33 year old man who died at Harborview Medical Center. The robbery suspect was found hanging in his cell on September 20.<br /> <br /> The King County Correctional Facility has been cited in the past for failing to prevent suicide.<br /> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:59:41 +0000 Paula Wissel 46 at http://www.kplu.org King County Jail Suicides Up