Stories tagged: Smart Justice
Sun., May 21, 2017
AG is undermining smart-justice reforms
Locking up the right people is better than robotic sentencing. If offenders can be steered into appropriate health care and treatment settings, everyone wins.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
Kevin Haggerty and Mark Cooke: Divert, treat juvenile drug offenders
Asotin County case signaled confusion over best way to handle minor offenses.
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
Editorial: Jailing not always smart justice
Police, prosecutors join effort to reduce incarceration rates.
Wed., May 27, 2015
MacArthur Foundation grant will reduce jail crowding
Spokane County has been rewarded for its efforts at criminal justice reform, with the deep-pocketed MacArthur Foundation selecting the area for a competitive grant to reduce overcrowding at the aging …
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014
Symposium on tested, creative justice reform aims to maintain local momentum
Most communities would jump at a chance to reduce crime while keeping more people out of jail. Julian Adler is coming to Spokane to show them how it’s done. Adler …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Spokane criminal justice reform ideas met with praise
Criminal justice reform ideas for Spokane drew positive reviews Wednesday evening from people knowledgeable about the system. The Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Commission last week released 58 pages of draft …
Wed., July 24, 2013
Spokane needs better tack with repeat offenders
On Sunday, police arrested Christopher Cannata on suspicion of car theft. It was the first time Cannata had been arrested since May. Which was the first time he’d been arrested …
Tue., July 9, 2013
Smart Justice seeks Spokane criminal justice reform
A group pushing for criminal justice reform in Spokane called for moving tax money from pretrial lockup to programs that help offenders turn their lives around. Smart Justice leaders outlined …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Spokane jail population can be reduced safely, group says
Far more people are being sent to jail than necessary in Spokane, according to a community coalition for criminal justice reform. Smart Justice Spokane wants to divert more low-level offenders …