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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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


Geiger’s mission changing

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 …


Geiger to focus on inmate treatment, training

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.


Spokane County jail unions still weighing merger

Local unions for two groups of Spokane County corrections deputies will go ahead with county-requested merger discussions despite layoffs, a spokesman said Wednesday. Tuesday’s announcement that 57 of their members …


Spokane County lays off jail workers

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 …


Former sheriff says he won’t challenge Knezovich for job

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk announced Friday that he won’t challenge incumbent Ozzie Knezovich. Sterk declared earlier this month that he was considering a run, but he concluded there …


Former Sheriff Sterk won’t challenge Knezovich

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk announced today that he won’t challenge incumbent Ozzie Knezovich.


Speakers call for programs, not new Spokane County jail

The most common suggestion at Wednesday’s public hearing on where to build a new Spokane County jail was that it shouldn’t be built at all. Many speakers urged county commissioners …


Spokane County still mulling jail options

Spokane County commissioners are still exploring options as they prepare to take final testimony on proposed jail sites. A public hearing Wednesday will focus on a study that says, if …


Former Sheriff Mark Sterk considers run for old job

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk may give his successor, Ozzie Knezovich, a run for his money. It’s a daunting prospect, Sterk acknowledges, because state Public Disclosure Commission records show …


Sterk mulls run for sheriff

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk may give his successor, Ozzie Knezovich, a run for his money. It’s a daunting prospect, Sterk acknowledges, because state Public Disclosure Commission records show …


Costs for new Spokane County jail confirmed

A new cost analysis confirmed what preliminary estimates had already shown: A new Spokane County jail would be cheaper to build on undeveloped West Plains land but would be cheaper …


City explores opening jail

The city of Spokane wants to spend less money housing low-risk inmates and will begin exploring cheaper options, including the possibility of creating its own minimum-security lockup rather than relying …


Spokane wants cheaper jail costs

The city of Spokane wants to spend less money housing low-risk inmates and will begin exploring cheaper options, including the possibility of creating its own minimum-security lockup rather than rely …


Weapon found in Geiger Corrections Center cell

Guards found a metal bar sharpened into a dagger in an inmate’s cell at Geiger Corrections Center on Tuesday.


Sheriff seeks jail site alternatives

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be rescinded in the face of growing cost projections. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Wednesday asked county commissioners to rethink their …


Sheriff urges reconsideration of downtown jail

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be reversed in the face of growing cost projections.


Idle hands itch to work

This winter, they shoveled snow from rooftops vulnerable to collapse. They cleared sidewalks for elderly and homebound residents and dug out schools and community centers. This is the same bunch …


Idle hands itch to work

This winter, they shoveled snow from rooftops vulnerable to collapse. They cleared sidewalks for elderly and homebound residents and dug out schools and community centers. This is the same bunch …


New Geiger lawsuit filed

In October 2005, an inmate at the Geiger Corrections Center reported she had been raped by a guard at the West Plains prison. The report made its way to at …