Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MORNING HEADLINES: Our inmates and outcasts edition

Posted on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Sheriff announces nearly 60 jail cuts What's the opposite of jail expansion? Oh yeah! Layoffs. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich cites declining inmate populations at the jail and at Geiger Corrections Center for the cuts. (KXLY)

From Haiti jail to Idaho troubles Laura Silsby only wanted to help the orphans, she said, except that all of the 33 children she and other Idaho missionaries were trying to take out of Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake had parents and families. She was finally released from a Haitian jail and landed in Boise yesterday to homegrown business and family woes. (Idaho Statesman)

For at least the 83rd time, he's sorry Yes, he knows he's said this before, but Eddie Ray Hall, one of Spokane's most prolific criminals, is really trying to get a better handle on life this time. (KREM)

Bitter tea for incumbents With Rand Paul leading the charge in Kentucky and Joe Sestak toppling Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania, it's congressional change like you better believe it. (NY Times blog)

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