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Update: Kendra Goodrick To Be Released Today

Jesse Tinsley/Spokesman-Review

Kendra Goodrick, a recovering meth addict and new mother caught in a legal dispute that found her back behind bars after 1 ½ years of law-abiding freedom, will again be released from jail today. Her case, first detailed in The Spokesman-Review in July, has spawned public debate in North Idaho over punishment and compassion. Kootenai County Public Defender Val Siegel said a judge agreed to probation for Goodrick during an unscheduled hearing this morning. Goodrick was convicted of possession of meth with intent to deliver in 2005. First District Judge John Mitchell placed her on probation in January 2006. She became a mother and married in the months since.

Full story by Taryn Brodwater/SR here

Question: Is this an effort by Prosecutor Bill Douglas to repair the image of his office prior to the 2008 primary election?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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