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Sirens & Gavels Geiger Corrections Center archive

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

Geiger inmate attacked while on toilet

An inmate at Geiger Corrections Center is accused of trying to strangle another inmate as she used a toilet late Wednesday. A witness told corrections deputies the victim looked like "a deer in headlights" when Maria C. Schlienger, 23, attacked her with a pink, torn-up...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

Geiger inmates clean Rockford park

Inmates at Geiger Corrections Center helped clean up thousands of dollars worth of damage to the city park in Rockford recently. Three young teens have been charged as juveniles with the vandalism, which was reported May 21. Another boy is facing a trespassing charge. The...

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Closing Geiger: Wise or worrisome?

On its face, moving inmates from the Spokane County jail system to a jail in Kennewick solves big problems. In the short term, local governments would save hundreds of thousands of dollars at a time when they’re continuing to deal with difficult budget decisions. In...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. (Facebook)

Say what! Self-filmed suspect back in jail

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. A car prowling suspect who escaped from Geiger Corrections Center now faces an additional felony charge. Nathan John Calvert is to be arraigned next week on a...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

Geiger fight leads to stitches, charges

An inmate assaulted another inmate at Geiger Corrections Center Friday evening, officials said today. Anthony Neil Carson, 33, was moved to the Spokane County Jail to face a second-degree assault charge after entering the victim's room and punching him in the face and body repeatedly,...

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MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. (Facebook)

Say what! Self-filmed suspect escapes

This is a screen shot of a video vehicle prowling suspect Nathan Calvert posted on his Facebook page. Authorities still are looking for a car prowling suspect who escaped from Geiger Corrections Center Saturday, officials said today. Nathan John Calvert, who posted a video of...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Couple accused of aiding Geiger escape

A Spokane couple has been arrested for helping two women escape Geiger Corrections Center Tuesday, the sheriff's office said today. Troy Arvid Scheiber, 43 and Judith A. Scheiber, 46, were booked into jail for second-degree rendering criminal assistance late Tuesday after deputies determined they planned...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

Repeat offender accused of escape plot

A 15-time felon considered by law enforcement to be one of the area’s most active criminals is accused of planning an escape at Geiger Corrections Center, and jail staff are investigating why he was placed at the minimum-security facility. Jeffery Edward Krell, 44, was caught...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

Renter arrested after escapee caught

A jail inmate who escaped from work crew was arrested Thursday at a home in the South Perry Neighborhood, leading to the renter's arrest on a criminal assistance charge. Jason W. Breedlove, 37, was allowed out of Geiger Corrections Center with a work crew despite...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

Injured owl at Geiger gets lots of attention

Here's a dispatch from Sgt. Dave Reagan, spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office:"It was not so much a jail break as it was a wing break. Sgt. Jon Simbler at the Geiger Corrections Center discovered a large owl inside the perimeter fence Sunday and...

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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

DUI inmate who fled Hoopfest still missing

An inmate serving time for a drunken driving conviction still is at large after walking away from a Hoopfest work crew Friday night.Gary J. Todd, 29, hasn't been seen since he asked to use a portable toilet near the INB Performing Arts Cente after his...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

Geiger to help inmates define right, wrong

The Geiger Corrections Center will soon become an interim version of the treatment-focused “community corrections center” that is to be part of a jail-construction bond measure next April. Although Geiger will be available for overflow from the Spokane County Jail, its new mission will be...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010

Spokane Co. to lay off 57 jail employees

Spokane County will lay off 57 jail employees next month to offset a big drop in the number of inmates.The employees were notified Tuesday evening, and formal layoff notices were to be distributed today.Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said his jail budget would have been $8 million...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

Geiger inmate accused of hiding weapon

A metal bar sharpened into a dagger was found in an inmate's cell at Geiger Corrections Center this week.Alan M. Lloyd, 32, is accused of making the weapon out of a metal bar inside his brace, according to court documents. Guards found the item during...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

Cable show to feature Spokane jail this week 

The Spokane County Jail will be featured on a cable television show this Thursday. An hour-long episode of the show "Behind Bars" on the Discovery Channel will explore life at the jail and feature interviews with inmates and employees. “In the Spokane County Jail, accused...

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