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Corrections

Corrections

Corrections prepares for malicious drones

B.C.’s correctional service has developed procedures to respond to drones that may drop drugs or even weapons from above. However, in 2015 and 2016, there...

Violent offender close to being free

A former Kamloops criminal who was described by doctors as “floridly psychotic” after he stabbed a woman at random outside Royal Inland Hospital is...

Bail review delayed as new charge laid against Teichrieb

A Kamloops man who has been behind bars since allegedly beating a teen into a coma in June had his B.C. Supreme Court bail...

Nearly two years later, Kamloops prison death remains under investigation

Two inmates found dead at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre were determined to have died of natural causes, while the RCMP continues to investigate a...

Kamloops prisoner wants $25,000 from government, claiming ‘starvation’

A prisoner at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre has filed a $25,000 lawsuit against the provincial government, claiming his build and workout regimen can’t be...

Kamloops prison inmate seeks $25K for injuries due to ‘booby trap’

An inmate at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is looking for $25,000 in compensation from the provincial government for negligence he claims led to a...

Man handed 15 months for KRCC attack

A KRCC inmate was triggered by his own sexual abuse as a child when he carried out a vicious beating on a man who...

Schoenborn’s annual review adjourned until May 2017

The Telemon Place mobile home where Allan Schoenborn killed his three children in 2008 was later demolished. KTW file photo An annual hearing to review the...

Weekend inmate fails in bid to leave Kamloops prison

Despite a plea for house arrest, a Kamloops man who claims to have been the victim of excessive force at the hands of a...

Dealing with more violence in provincial prisons

A spokesman for the union that represents correctional officers in B.C.’s provincial jails says Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is an overcrowded, understaffed and violent...

Assault part of ‘epidemic of violence’ at Kamloops prison

A two-on-one jailhouse fight — part of what was described in court as “an epidemic of violence” at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre — has...

From prison to the classroom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66voytxgphw His face is obscured to protect his privacy, but the young man’s resolve to turn his life around is clear. Incarcerated at Kamloops Regional Corrections...

Kamloops inmates get trades training

A pilot program in Kamloops has graduated six provincial prison inmates, qualifying them to work as construction labourers when they are released. Students learn skills...

Former Kamloops gang boss having trouble going straight

A man once described by police as the leader of a Kamloops gang has been released from jail after parole slip-ups and a domestic...

Kamloops inmate suing prison staff for $25K, claims abusive conduct

An inmate at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is suing the warden and a supervisor, claiming he was victimized by other inmates and subsequently developed...

DNA match leads to arrest in 2009 North Shore sex assault

Six years after a Kamloops woman was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in a North Shore park, a DNA match has landed a suspect behind...

Killer of four in 100 Mile House granted day parole

  A 100 Mile House man who killed his parents and two others when he was a teenager has been granted day parole despite the...

Inquest into prisoner’s death delayed due to police investigation

The public inquest into the death of a 20-year-old Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre inmate has been delayed because of an ongoing police investigation. Dylan Levi...

Police investigating death of KRCC inmate

Police are trying to determine whether foul play was involved in the death of an inmate this week at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre —...

10-day jail sentence for spitting in fast-food worker’s eye

A Kamloops woman who spat in the eye of a fast-food employee after refusing to leave a downtown restaurant has been handed a 10-day jail...