Stories tagged: John McGrath
Sat., May 19, 2018
Finance manager at Spokane County Jail terminated following investigation
The finance manager at the Spokane County Jail was let go from his job last month following an internal investigation.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Spokane County leaders may abandon tax hike proposal, cut jail funds instead
The Spokane County commissioners may walk away from a proposal to raise property taxes to fix an estimated $10 million budget shortfall.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Spokane County contracts with Alabama firm to provide jail medical services for $2.6 million
NaphCare, Inc., is buttressing the meager nursing staff at the aging Spokane County Jail.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Spokane inmates to get use of tablet computers
Spokane County Jail inmates will soon have access to tablet computers. The move is part of a rollout by Global Tel Link, the company that provides phone services at the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2015, 10:18 a.m.
Jail grapples with inmate deaths, staff shortage
The Spokane County Jail is having difficulty hiring and retaining medical staff, while a spate of recent inmate deaths appear to be caused by health issues. County commissioners, who oversee …
Wed., June 17, 2015
Inmate death is third in six weeks at Spokane County Jail
Authorities identified the third inmate to die in the Spokane County Jail in the past six weeks as 53-year-old Scott M. Stevens, who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a …
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Spokane County approves hiring more nurses, guards for jail
Help is coming to the staff at the aging Spokane County Jail in 2015, as county commissioners signed off Tuesday on a plan to hire four new nurses and 16 …
Tue., Aug. 24, 2010
Jail captain says inmates clogged, flushed toilets
Spokane County Jail inmates will start returning today to cells they flooded with toilet water Saturday evening. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich plans to seek felony charges against those who were responsible …
Wed., June 10, 2009
Memento of WWII reaches soldier’s son
John McGrath came home to Spokane at the end of World War II after nearly five years in the Army. One of his dog tags didn’t. It was left on …