Stories tagged: Spokane County Jail
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 7 P.M.
Man accused of killing father in Spokane Valley is mentally ill, mother says
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.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 5:26 P.M.
Spokane County Jail officer found pot under an inmate’s mattress, records say
Spokane County Jail authorities say they found six marijuana joints in a plastic bag under an inmate’s mattress Tuesday.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 3:26 P.M.
Suspect in toddler’s death extradited from Idaho, held for $1.25 million in Spokane
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: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 4:37 P.M.
Fire crews investigating powdery substance at Spokane jail mail facility
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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 9:38 P.M.
Spokane police try to unravel circumstances after man shot in legs
Court records describe a series of bizarre events involving 53-year-old Alan Oliver, a mentally ill man who was apparently shot in the early hours of July 20. Detectives still are …
MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016, 5:32 P.M.
Spokane County Jail inmate allegedly assaults staffer
A Spokane County Jail inmate allegedly walked into the jail cook’s office, undressed himself and sexually assaulted a staff member Friday morning.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 1:23 P.M.
Hit-and-run charge filed in north Spokane crash
Nearly a week after a dramatic crash that flipped an SUV and sent a woman to the hospital, prosecutors have filed a hit-and-run charge in the case against David R. …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 8:35 P.M.
Spokane County Jail staff members allege problems with medical contractor
Tensions are high at the Spokane County Jail following the departure of two medical directors and a “bumpy start” to the county’s contract with an Alabama company that provides treatment …
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, 11:21 A.M.
Thirteen arrested in sting targeting child rapists in Spokane County
Thirteen people have been arrested in Spokane County in a major sting operation targeting would-be child rapists.
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, 7:43 A.M.
STCU robbery suspect released from hospital; booked into jail
A man who was shot multiple times while allegedly trying to rob a Spokane Valley credit union was released from the hospital and booked into jail over the weekend.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Man, already charged with indecent exposure, faces 26 new child-porn charges
A 21-year-old man faces 26 charges of possessing child pornography after a lengthy investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
Man who tried to escape from Spokane County Jail using a rope made of bedsheets sentenced
The cell mate of convicted killer James Henrikson was sentenced to 41 months in prison Friday for an escape attempt from the Spokane County Jail that involved a broken window …
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 4:02 P.M.
Jail inmate held on trespassing charges accused of assaulting another inmate
A man inside the Spokane County Jail on several trespassing charges is now facing a charge of first-degree assault for allegedly hitting another inmate repeatedly with a broom handle.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 10:38 A.M.
Spokane County Jail receives an additional $1.75 million from MacArthur Foundation to reduce overcrowding
Criminal Justice Adminstrator Jacqueline van Wormer informed stakeholders at the city and county level Wednesday afternoon the national nonprofit had selected Spokane County as one of 11 sites to receive …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016
100 years ago in North Idaho: Siblings struggle to save brother injured in tree accident
From our archives, 100 years ago Jesse Cains, 29, was on Marble Creek, near Avery, Idaho, sawing a tree when the tree fell in an unexpected manner.
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016, 5:19 P.M.
Study finds flaws in how Washington jails handle disabled inmates
A new study says many jails across Washington routinely fail to screen inmates properly for disabilities, delay access to medication and inappropriately place disabled inmates in solitary confinement. The study, …
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 11:16 A.M.
Police: heroin found in man’s pants during jail search
A man arrested last week on felony drug warrants is facing additional charges after Spokane County Jail officers found balls of a substance appearing to be heroin in the man’s …
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
Henrikson cellmate seeks dismissal of attempted Spokane County Jail escape charge
Bud Ray Brown, the man who said he masterminded a failed escape attempt from a Spokane County Jail cell he shared with James Henrikson, says he’s being unfairly targeted by …
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 3:33 P.M.
Family files lawsuit in Spokane County Jail death; Knezovich rebuts claims
The family of 33-year-old Christopher J. Parker filed a wrongful death and excessive force lawsuit against Spokane County this week, three years after Parker died of a meth overdose exacerbated …
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016
100 years ago in Seattle: Judge sets aside conviction against former Spokane woman found guilty of being ‘lazy husband’
From our archives, 100 years ago Robert Gaffney, a woman who passed as a man for decades, was released from a Seattle jail.
FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016, 5:51 P.M.
Council candidate involved in discrimination lawsuit against Spokane County
Phillip Tyler, one of the people vying to replace Jon Snyder on the Spokane City Council, has sued Spokane County alleging workplace discrimination. Tyler worked in the Spokane County Jail …
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016, 11:18 P.M.
WSU Spokane professor picked to provide new criminal risk assessment tool
Zach Hamilton, a professor at WSU Spokane in criminology, will help develop a customized tool for the region to determine who should be in the overcrowded Spokane County Jail and …
MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2016, 5:11 P.M.
Police, Spokane County Jail staff won’t be charged in May death
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not file criminal charges against the police and jail staff who handled Lorenzo Hayes, 37, on the day he died in May.
FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2016, 4:33 P.M.
Spokane County’s $8 million ‘mistake’ in jail death given reprieve by judge
Judge Annette Plese granted a repreive to Spokane County staff who failed to respond to an $8 million lawsuit stemming from an August 2012 death in the Spokane County Jail.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2016, 11:04 A.M.
Spokane County Jail placed on lockdown after weapon found in bathroom
Spokane police officers are responding to an unspecified emergency at the Spokane County Jail.
MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015, 5:41 P.M.
‘Clerical error’ leads to $8 million judgment against Spokane County in jail death
The family of a 29-year-old woman who died in custody of the Spokane County Jail in August 2012 was awarded $8 million by a judge after the county failed to …
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015
Editorial: Lawsuit should improve jail’s medication practices
Management of inmate medication gets needed revisions.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Sheriff vows to fix inmate escape problem
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane County jailers were accused of letting as many as 30 prisoners out of jail before their terms were up.