At first glance, most people think of felons who've lost their voting rights when it comes to jail inmates. But according to a disability group, many inmates in county jails are not being allowed to vote.
The official coroner's report was released Tuesday by Benton County, and the cause of death in the March incident has been deemed "Accident." Based upon the coroner's report it appears that is likely. More and more police and emergency personnel say people are having to be hospitalized due to synthetic pot use.
Local group "Yoga Behind Bars" is seeking volunteers to become yoga-instructor certified so a local chapter can be formed to visit local prisons. Organizers say the organization changes lives and helps prisoners make better decisions.
An autopsy performed on an 18-year-old inmate in the Benton County jail failed to produce any specific causes of death. Mark Anthony Moreno was found dead in a suicide protective cell around 7:30am last Friday morning.
According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, hundreds of thousands of unemployment benefits have been illegally given to county jail inmates over the last three years. A total of 1,900-plus inmates received them.
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