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Group claims not enough being done to help inmates vote in WA (Getty Images)
Group claims not enough being done to help inmates vote in WA (Getty Images)
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Group Claims Not Enough Done to Help WA Jail Inmates Vote

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.

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Michael Goins (Mark Mingura-KNDU TV)
Michael Goins (Mark Mingura-KNDU TV)
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Former Pasco Downtown Development Director Out of Jail

The former director of the Pasco Downtown Development Association has been released from the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla after serving five months of his one year prison term.

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Man under influence of synthetic pot (Getty Images)
Man under influence of synthetic pot (Getty Images)
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Did Benton County Jail Inmate Die from Synthetic Pot Use?

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.

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ACLU wins lawsuit against Benton County (Getty Images)
ACLU wins lawsuit against Benton County (Getty Images)
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How Should TriCities Punish Those Not Paying Fines? [SURVEY]

Some 1,700 misdemeanor defendants will not have to do jail or work crew time in Benton County for failing to pay court-mandated fees related to crimes they've committed.

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Darrin Klimek + Dead_Morozzzka
Darrin Klimek + Dead_Morozzzka
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Change a Person’s Life: ‘Yoga Behind Bars’ Needs Volunteers

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.

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Autopsy fails to reveal conclusive cause of death for Benton County Jail inmate (Getty Images)
Autopsy fails to reveal conclusive cause of death for Benton County Jail inmate (Getty Images)
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Autopsy Fails to Reveal Why Benton County Inmate Died in Jail

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.

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Coroner John Hansens plans autopsy of jail inmate (BentonCountywebsite)
Coroner John Hansens plans autopsy of jail inmate (BentonCountywebsite)
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Autopsy Scheduled for Benton County Inmate Who Died in Jail

Benton County coroner John Hansens (pictured) plans to autopsy the 18-year-old gang member who died early Friday morning in a protective cell at the Benton County Jail.

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Benton County Jail (Benton County)
Benton County Jail (Benton County)
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Benton County Jail Inmate Who Died Under Suspicious Conditions Identified

Authorities say the man was 18-year-old Mark Anthony Moreno, of Kennewick. He was being held in a 'protective' or padded cell due to potentially harmful behavior.

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Impossible to work if you're in the rebar motel (Getty Images)
Impossible to work if you're in the rebar motel (Getty Images)
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State Audit Shows County Jail Inmates Illegally Receiving Unemployment Benefits

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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Benton County suspect facing new intimidation charges (Getty Images)
Benton County suspect facing new intimidation charges (Getty Images)
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Benton County Suspect Accused of Threatening to ‘Chop Up’ Judge

More troubles for a mentally disturbed career criminal, who's now facing new charges after allegedly threatening to 'chop up' a Benton County Superior Court Judge.

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