Lincoln County Jail

At nearly $3 million, Lincoln County has settled a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of Bradley Thomas, who died while being held in the county jail two years ago. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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Female inmates at Lincoln County Jail in Newport are participating in yoga classes. Since the program began, the jail has seen a reduction in violent incidents and yoga classes are now being offered to male inmates. 

A few years ago, Lincoln County Jail had to cut educational and time management programs after budget reductions. Inmate counselor Dennis Buckmaster began looking for programs the jail could facilitate and found the Prison Yoga Program taught in California.