Jails http://nwpr.org en Snohomish Jail Overcrowded, Understaffed http://nwpr.org/post/snohomish-jail-overcrowded-understaffed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new federal report says overcrowding and </span>understaffing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> puts the health of Snohomish County Jail inmates at risk. The report comes after eight deaths at the jail in the past three years.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:53:14 +0000 John Ryan 36882 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Timber Counties Reject Tax Increases To Fund Public Safety And Jails http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-timber-counties-reject-tax-increases-fund-public-safety-and-jails <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters in three Oregon counties have rejected property tax increases to fund public safety and jails. The levies in Curry, Polk, and Columbia counties would have made up for cuts to federal timber aid.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:44:25 +0000 Amelia Templeton 36881 at http://nwpr.org Behind 'The New Black': The Real Piper's Prison Story http://nwpr.org/post/behind-new-black-real-pipers-prison-story Piper Kerman was a 24-year-old Smith College graduate in 1993, when she flew to Belgium with a suitcase of money intended for a West African drug lord.<p>This misguided adventure started when she began a romantic relationship with a woman who was part of what Kerman describes as a "clique of impossibly stylish and cool lesbians in their mid-30s." That woman was involved in a drug-smuggling ring, and got Kerman involved, too, though Kerman left that life after several months.<p>Five years later, Kerman was named as part of the drug ring and, in February 2004, she reported to the Federal Correct Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:50:00 +0000 editor 32426 at http://nwpr.org Behind 'The New Black': The Real Piper's Prison Story Immigration Program Activated in Wash. Jails http://nwpr.org/post/immigration-program-activated-wash-jails <p>A controversial federal immigration program is now in effect across all of Washington State, as of today . The statewide rollout came earlier than some anticipated. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 01:19:46 +0000 Liz Jones - KUOW 6049 at http://nwpr.org Immigration Program Activated in Wash. Jails