Part 1: The justice system failed Keaton Farris and he died alone
Date: 11/08/2015 | Local News
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
COUPEVILLE — It has been six months since Keaton Farris died inside the Island County Jail.
Date: 10/08/2015 | Local News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Date: 04/17/2015 | Life
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
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
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