Stories tagged: Spokane County Jail
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 12:13 a.m.
A Spokane County Jail inmate died Tuesday, the sixth inmate who has died at the jail in the past 13 months. The inmate was found dead in his cell at …
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 1:01 p.m.
Spokane County has hired a new criminal justice administrator to oversee reforms aimed at reducing the county’s jail population and racial disparities. Data from the reform effort so far makes …
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
About 30 people gathered Thursday afternoon at the Spokane County Jail to protest a recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
A Spokane County Jail inmate died in his cell Wednesday night, possibly as the result of an attack by his cellmate, authorities said.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Families reeling after three men hang themselves with bedsheets in Spokane County Jail during past year
In the past 12 months, three men have died after hanging themselves with bedsheets in the Spokane County Jail. Their families believe warning signs were missed or not taken seriously …
Sat., May 19, 2018
The finance manager at the Spokane County Jail was let go from his job last month following an internal investigation.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
The finance manager at the Spokane County Jail, Arlington Richards, was placed on paid administrative leave Monday pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives have begun investigating the death of an inmate who was discovered early Thursday morning alone in a Spokane County Jail cell.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
A Spokane County Jail inmate is in critical condition after attempting suicide in his cell, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
A convicted felon from Spokane faces a federal charge of sex trafficking after federal agents interviewed two women who claim that the suspect forced them to perform sex acts for …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
A 35-year-old man is accused of murdering his father and leaving the corpse in a bathtub in the family’s home north of Spokane.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Spokane County plans to hire three new corrections officers and jail more federal prisoners to help fix a $10 million budget shortfall.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $75,000 settlement with a man who suffered a skull fracture after he was assaulted by another inmate in the county jail in …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
A Spokane County Jail inmate attempted to hang himself Thursday morning but was rushed to the hospital, where he was in critical condition Thursday evening
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Richard A. Rod, 32, is suspected of involement in a robbery Tuesday morning that left a victim with stab wounds. Another suspect, Blain M. Peterson, was apprehended early Friday.
Wed., May 3, 2017
The sheriff wanted leaders to create a farm for inmates.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Man in court to be sentenced for a stabbing threatens victim in front of judge, corrections officers
A man is facing a new charge of witness intimidation after he started screaming in court at the victim he’d been found guilty of stabbing.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
A Spokane County Jail inmate is in critical condition at a local hospital after an apparent suicide attempt in his cell Friday, said the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Spokane police officers chased and arrested a 22-year-old man on Sunday, seizing a handgun, brass knuckles and a wooden baton in the process, the department said.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Spokane County plans to add measureable performance standards to its contract with NaphCare Inc., the Alabama company that provides medical care to county jail inmates.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Spokane County commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to negotiate a new contract with NaphCare Inc., the Alabama company that provides medical care for county jail inmates.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Spokane County has eliminated two of the biggest barriers for people seeking treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 3 a.m.
There were problems with Spokane County Jail’s health care long before a private contractor, NaphCare Inc., took over. Yet NaphCare’s history in facilities the company contracts with around the country …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Former staff and inmates raise concern about medical care provided by private contractor at Spokane County Jail
Late last year, Bryan Monnin spent 40 days in the Spokane County Jail begging nurses to do something about his broken elbow. His case highlights concerns about treatment delays at …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
100 years ago in the Spokane County Jail: Doctor orders “mashed potatoes and dough” diet to inmate to prevent suicide
From our archives, 100 years ago Charles Cooper, a prisoner in the county jail, broke a safety razor into pieces – and then swallowed it.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7 p.m.
The man accused of killing his father last month in Spokane Valley is mentally ill and had been seeing counselors before the killing, his mother said Thursday.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Spokane County Jail authorities say they found six marijuana joints in a plastic bag under an inmate’s mattress Tuesday.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
A man accused of killing a toddler made his first appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on Monday, more than a month after he was arrested in a cabin on …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Spokane Fire crews are investigating a white powdery substance that was discovered when an employee opened a letter at the City of Spokane property facility Wednesday afternoon.