The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions


What jail can't cure

Part 1: The justice system failed Keaton Farris and he died alone

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News

Timeline: Keaton Farris' last days

Keaton Farris, 25, spent more than two weeks in four jails before he died of dehydration and malnutrition. His bipolar disorder was left untreated in Island County Jail.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News

Family holds vigil for man who died in Island County Jail

COUPEVILLE — It has been six months since Keaton Farris died inside the Island County Jail.

Date: 10/08/2015 | Local News

Drugs found at scene of fatal crash on Whidbey Island

COUPEVILLE — A head-on collision early Thursday afternoon on Highway 525 south of Coupeville, near Admiral’s Cove, left one driver dead, two critically injured and blocked traffic in both directions on Whidbey Island’s main arterial for more than two hours.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News

Island County undersheriff resigning to care for his children

COUPEVILLE — The man who has helped run the Island County Sheriff's Office since 2007 is leaving.Undersheriff Kelly Mauck announced he is resigning as second-in-command of a department of 67 people, including 37 commissioned deputies, and a $6.8-million annual...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Family files legal claim in Island County Jail dehydration death

COUPEVILLE — The family of a man who died while locked up in the Island County Jail has filed a claim alleging that corrections officers neglected the mentally ill man and withheld basic needs.Keaton Farris, 25, was found unresponsive in his cell around 12:40 a.m.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Local News

FBI reviewing dehydration death at Island County Jail

COUPEVILLE — The FBI is reviewing the investigation into the dehydration death of Keaton Farris at the Island County Jail.A federal agent recently met with Sheriff Mark Brown to discuss the case. The FBI has yet to request any

Date: 07/10/2015 | Local News

3 Island County Jail deaths in 9 years: a look at earlier cases

COUPEVILLE — Keaton Farris was the second person to die in the Island County Jail in 18 months and the third in nine years.Critics have pointed to the other deaths, particularly that of Gregory McBride in early 2014, as evidence of ongoing and widespread problems at...

Date: 06/28/2015 | Local News

Island County sheriff details reforms planned at jail after inmate's death

COUPEVILLE — Island County Sheriff Mark Brown detailed Thursday the changes he's making to the way mentally ill inmates will be cared for at the jail, including daily assessments by medical staff and record sharing.Brown also said he is in the final stages of hiring an...

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News

Island County prosecutor reviews dehydration death at jail

COUPEVILLE — Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks is reviewing the April dehydration death of an inmate in the county jail to determine whether to file criminal charges.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Local News

Dead jail inmate’s parents: ‘No one ever alerted us’

COUPEVILLE — The parents of a man who died of dehydration in the Island County Jail are calling for changes to how people living with mental illness are treated in the criminal justice system.Farris Keaton's parents released a statement Friday, a day after Island...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News

Island County sheriff apologizes for jail dehydration death

COUPEVILLE — A mentally ill man’s death from dehydration at the Island County Jail in April was the result of staff failure and a “systematic” breakdown of jail operations, Sheriff Mark Brown said Thursday.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Local News

Spend a day at sea

State ferries make for a budget-friendly adventure

Date: 05/09/2015 | Life

Crews will repair Coupeville ferry terminal, stop service

SEATTLE — Safety repairs on the Coupeville ferry terminal means suspended service on the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry route this weekend.Officials say the repair work will impact service on Saturday and Sunday. They expect service to resume on Monday.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Northwest

Whidbey treasure

You won't believe how much there is to do in this little area

Date: 04/17/2015 | Life

Island inmate death may have been from dehydration

COUPEVILLE — Initial tests indicate that an Island County Jail inmate may have died from dehydration, according to a statement released Sunday.However, it could take several more weeks to confirm what caused Keaton Farris’ death.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Local News

Man found dead in his cell at Island County Jail

COUPEVILLE — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Island County Jail.Keaton Farris, 25, was found dead in his cell about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Island County sheriff’s detective Ed Wallace said.

Date: 04/08/2015 | Local News

Oak Harbor suspect in mail theft jailed

COUPEVILLE — An Oak Harbor man was in the Island County Jail on Wednesday after detectives found stolen mail in his car.

Date: 02/05/2015 | Local News

»» More search options

digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

‘Grandma in the Window’
‘Grandma in the Window’: The kids on Bus 7 in Arlington welcome her home
Home from Hollywood
Home from Hollywood: Composer Ron Jones sets up shop in Stanwood
The meat of the issue
The meat of the issue: Viewpoints: Quantifying the risk that bacon will kill you
Start them early
Start them early: Hike it Baby connects parents and kids for outdoor fun