Plenty of jail space
Julie Kostelecky (June 23) questions if the shooting of two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies by Charles Wallace can be blamed on lack of jail space. It cannot. Today, the Spokane County jail population is 860. During the years 2000-2008, the average daily jail population was over 1,000, and often over 1,100. There is plenty of room at the jail.
The judge that sentenced Charles Wallace to treatment instead of jail makes hundreds of decisions a year. In hindsight, it was the wrong decision. And Cynthia Imbrogno is a federal magistrate, not a Spokane County judge.