Stories tagged: Geiger Corrections Center
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Geiger inmate walks away from work crew in Spokane Valley
Spokane County deputies are searching for a Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from a work crew in the 9500 block of East Eighth Avenue around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Spokane County Jail crowding creates dangerous conditions
Recent overcrowding at the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Center has forced guards to keep inmates locked in their cells for longer periods of time – a practice that …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Prisoner release program going well
Yet another prison inmate has wandered away from his work detail at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Fair officials reacted immediately by changing this year’s theme from “Duck Into the Fair” …
Mon., Aug. 17, 2015, 2:41 p.m.
Geiger inmate dies Sunday night of heart attack
An inmate housed at Geiger Corrections Center died at a Spokane hospital after experiencing chest pains Sunday night.
Fri., June 6, 2014
Geiger Corrections Center omitted meal breaks for officers, lawsuit says
A Geiger Corrections Center officer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Spokane County alleging that he was not given meal breaks as required by law. Terry Dickinson has been employed …
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
Geiger using reinstated electronic home monitoring program
Geiger Corrections Center on Thursday released its first inmate on a newly reinstated electronic home monitoring program intended to reduce costs of incarceration to taxpayers. The new monitoring program will …
Thu., Nov. 28, 2013
Inmates join in tree growing with Green Sleeves
You might not think prison is a good environment for growing things, but Amanda Parrish from The Lands Council is quick to point out the advantages. On Nov. 14, she …
Sun., April 14, 2013
Authorities try to close criminals’ revolving door of trouble
Think of DaShawn Jordan as one of the hundreds of young people in Spokane whose life has veered into a culture of drugs and guns and the revolving door of …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
County jails may get a changing of guard
Spokane County commissioners may take over administrative control of the county jail and Geiger Corrections Center as part of a wide-ranging reform of criminal justice countywide. The commissioners and city …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013, 10:07 p.m.
Geiger escapee fled twice from cops in May
An inmate facing assault, eluding police and other charges escaped from the Geiger Corrections Center on Sunday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Wed., May 30, 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 …
Wed., May 2, 2012
County wants to cut jail population
Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday asked county staff to take steps to reduce inmate populations in anticipation of Geiger Corrections Center closing. A budget move by the city of Spokane …
Tue., April 24, 2012
Editorial: County needs immediate solution to jail problem
Spokane County and the city of Spokane are negotiating an end of sentence for the Geiger Corrections Center. Time served sounds about right. But a quick end will renew pressures …
Mon., April 23, 2012, 1:59 p.m.
Elected leaders work to solve Geiger closure
Just days after announcing the expected closing of Geiger Corrections Center, city and county leaders issued a joint news release today vowing to work together to solve the expected impacts …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012
Geiger escape sparks discussion
The escape of two inmates Tuesday from Geiger Corrections Center was the first such incident from that facility in at least five years, the staff said on Wednesday as sheriff’s …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011
Inmate accused of Geiger 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 authorities are investigating …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 21, 2011, 6:06 p.m.
Inmate accused of plotting escape at Geiger
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 …
Thu., June 16, 2011
Sheriff, coalition discuss jail issues, reoffenders
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and members of the No New Jail Coalition found a few points of agreement Wednesday. They appeared together at a meeting of the Spokane chapter of Washington …
Sun., May 22, 2011
Corrections buildings traced back to Air Force
People who want to replace the Geiger Corrections Center will have to quit referring to it as “old World War II Army barracks.” Actually, the buildings are old Cold War-era …
Thu., March 10, 2011
County pays $300,000 to settle former guard’s bias, harassment suit against Geiger
Spokane County will pay $300,000 to settle a former Geiger Corrections Center guard’s claim of on-the-job discrimination and harassment. Beverley Ridley-Gardner complained of racial and gender discrimination as well as …
Mon., Jan. 24, 2011, 12:12 p.m.
Repairs continue after flooding at Geiger
A power outage caused by basement flooding at Geiger Corrections Center on Sunday, “reflects the challenges of keeping the pre-World War II facility operational,” the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said …
Sat., Dec. 11, 2010
Escaped inmate arrested
A jail inmate who escaped from a work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry neighborhood. Jason W. Breedlove, 37, was allowed out of Geiger Corrections Center with a …
Fri., Dec. 10, 2010, 11:47 a.m.
Renter arrested after police find escapee in home
A jail inmate who escaped from work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry Neighborhood.
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010
Inmate escapes from snow detail
A Geiger Corrections Center inmate who was recently ordered to return to a more secure facility escaped Wednesday morning after he was allowed to clean up snow with a work …
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 5:05 p.m.
Inmate walks away from snow work crew
A Geiger Corrections Center inmate who was recently ordered to return to a more secure facility escaped this morning after he was allowed to clean up snow with a work …
Wed., Sept. 29, 2010
Medical Lake site chosen for jail in 2-1 vote
Spokane County commissioners accepted no public testimony but aired their own views on a new jail for an hour and a half Tuesday. They then voted 2-1 to confirm a …
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
Corrections center choice likely tonight
Spokane County commissioners are scheduled to confirm this evening their tentative selection of a site for a replacement of the Geiger Corrections Center. Commissioners previously voted 2-1, with Bonnie Mager …
Thu., July 8, 2010
Inmate who fled Hoopfest jailed
An inmate who escaped from a Hoopfest work crew is back in jail after police say he tried to steal a car.
Sat., June 26, 2010, 7:13 p.m.
Inmate walks away from Hoopfest work crew
A work crew inmate from Geiger Corrections Center who was helping set up Hoopfest equipment in downtown Spokane escaped Friday night. Gary J. Todd, 29, was serving time for a …
Tue., June 8, 2010, 7:02 p.m.
County picks Medical Lake site for new jail
Spokane County Commissioners today voted to put a new jail at a site near the Medical Lake freeway interchange and a community corrections on the campus of the existing Spokane …