Monroe Reformatory http://kplu.org en Tuesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/tuesday-mornings-headlines-15 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Did Seattle Police Violate DUI Procedures?</b></li><li><b>Reforms at Monroe Prison After Guard&#39;s Killing</b></li><li><b>Electronic Billboard Fight Brews in Tacoma</b></li></ul><p><b>DUI Prosecutions in Seattle on Hold</b></p><p>Some drunk driving cases have been suspended by City Attorney Pete Holmes <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014560548_duiprobe22m.html">while Seattle Police investigate how its DUI squad</a> handled procedures.</p><p>On Monday, SPD admitted it is reviewing allegations procedures in the unit were not properly handled. according to The Seattle Times:</p><blockquote><p>The investigation has forced the department to pull all but one member of its five-member DUI Squad from the street and assign them to desk duties, according to police.</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:16:07 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1044 at http://kplu.org Tuesday morning's headlines Prosecutors seek death penalty in murder of prison guard http://kplu.org/post/prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-murder-prison-guard <p>Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe says he&#39;ll seek the death penalty if Byron Scherf is convicted of aggravated murder in the death of Monroe prison Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl.</p><p>In announcing his decision Tuesday in Everett, Roe said jurors &quot;should have the opportunity of imposing the ultimate punishment if they see fit.&quot;</p><p>Biendl was strangled Jan. 29 in the prison chapel. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:55:43 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1001 at http://kplu.org State releases disciplinary records for inmate charged with murder http://kplu.org/post/state-releases-disciplinary-records-inmate-charged-murder <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957401.mp3</p><p>We&rsquo;re learning more about the Washington prison inmate charged with killing a female correctional officer in January.&nbsp; Prison disciplinary records were obtained for Byron Scherf. They show two major violations, but not for hurting others.</p><p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:44:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 991 at http://kplu.org Monroe inmate confesses to killing guard Jayme Biendl http://kplu.org/post/monroe-inmate-confesses-killing-guard-jayme-biendl <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951880.mp3</p><p>Byron Scherf, a convicted rapist already serving a life sentence has confessed to the killing of Monroe Reformatory guard Jayme Biendl. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:23:31 +0000 Gary Crawford & Charla Bear 780 at http://kplu.org Monroe inmate confesses to killing guard Jayme Biendl Services for Monroe guard Jayme Biendl today http://kplu.org/post/services-monroe-guard-jayme-biendl-today <p>A public memorial procession and service for Officer Jayme Biendl, the Monroe Correctional Center guard killed two weeks ago at the prison, is expected to attract thousands of mourners in Snohomish County today.&nbsp;</p><p>A motorcade will carry Biendl's body through Monroe beginning at 10:30 a.m., then along Highway 2 into Everett, culminating at the Comcast Center downtown around noon. The public memorial service is set to start at 1 p.m,&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:14:57 +0000 KPLU News Staff 735 at http://kplu.org Services for Monroe guard Jayme Biendl today Corrections chief changes policies after Monroe guard's murder http://kplu.org/post/corrections-chief-changes-policies-after-monroe-guards-murder <p>The state Department of Corrections is changing some of its procedures in response to the killing of a female guard at the Monroe prison last weekend.</p><p>Jayme Biendl was found strangled in the prison's chapel last Saturday night. An inmate has been arrested in the killing.</p><p>Corrections Secretary Eldon Vail said Friday <a href="http://www.doc.wa.gov/news/pressreleases/2011/docs/020411initialchangesfollowingdeath.pdf">that prisons will immediately</a>:</p><ul><li>begin counting staff members whenever an offender is missing;</li><li>officers will begin regular check-ins on guards who serve at duty posts alone;</li><li>conduct drills on the use of silent alarms on the hand-held radios that guards carry.</li></ul><p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:20:51 +0000 Gary Crawford & The Associated Press 717 at http://kplu.org Corrections chief changes policies after Monroe guard's murder Wednesday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines-8 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Monroe</strong><strong> Prison Employees Faced Previous </strong><strong>Assault</strong></li><li><strong>State</strong><strong> Tuition Program Heading Toward Trouble?</strong></li><li><strong>Pierce County Takes Stand Against All-Mail Vote</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Report: Evidence Prison Guard&nbsp;May Have Fought Back</strong></p><p>Investigations into the death of Officer Jayme Biendl at the Monroe Correctional Center chapel Saturday night&nbsp;reveal evidence of a physical struggle. The Herald of Everett reports&nbsp;<a href="http://heraldnet.com/article/20110201/NEWS01/702019782">a physical examination of the&nbsp;prime suspect </a>showed signs he'd been involved in violence. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:36:03 +0000 KPLU News Staff 692 at http://kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines Questions linger over prison guard's killing http://kplu.org/post/questions-linger-over-prison-guards-killing <P>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949656.mp3</P> <P>Governor Chris Gregoire has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in memory of a slain prison correctional officer. Gregoire has also initiated an outside review of the murder of Officer Jayme Biendl over the weekend. Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:11:23 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 681 at http://kplu.org Gregoire orders investigation into murder of prison guard http://kplu.org/post/gregoire-orders-investigation-murder-prison-guard <p>Washington's governor has ordered an independent investigation into the killing of a prison guard at the Monroe Correctional Center on Saturday night.&nbsp; Veteran officer Jayme Biendl was strangled at her post in the prison chapel. Her body was discovered after she failed to turn in her keys at the close of her shift.</p><p>An inmate who was missing during a routine count earlier Saturday evening, Byron Scherf, is <a href="http://www.seattlepi.com/local/434473_gregoire.html">considered the 'prime suspect' </a>of Monroe Police, according to Seattlepi.com's Chris Grygiel: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:40:12 +0000 KPLU News Staff 675 at http://kplu.org Monroe prison guard murdered over weekend http://kplu.org/post/monroe-prison-guard-murdered-over-weekend <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949343.mp3</p><p>His “worst nightmare.” That's how Washington’s Secretary of Corrections is describing the murder this weekend of a female correctional officer. Prison officials say 34-year-old Jayme Biendl was strangled to death.</p><p><strong> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:37:51 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 674 at http://kplu.org Monroe prison guard murdered over weekend Monday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/monday-mornings-headlines-6 <p>Making headlines this morning around the Northwest:</p><ul><li><strong>Prison guard death first in 30 years</strong></li><li><strong>Details on Anti-War Protester Spying&nbsp;</strong></li><li><strong>Suicide Prevention Fence for Olympia I-5 Bridge</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Monroe Guard's Death </b></p><p>Shock and sadness over the murder of a Monroe Reformatory guard dominate western Washington headlines. &nbsp;Jayme Biendl was killed late Saturday night while on duty in the prison chapel. An inmate - three-strikes &nbsp;lifer Byron Scherf - is the lone suspect.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:59:35 +0000 KPLU News Staff 673 at http://kplu.org