Stories tagged: Spokane County Jail
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 9:38 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
A Spokane County Jail inmate allegedly walked into the jail cook’s office, undressed himself and sexually assaulted a staff member Friday morning.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
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. …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
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 …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Thirteen people have been arrested in Spokane County in a major sting operation targeting would-be child rapists.
Mon., July 11, 2016, 7:43 a.m.
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.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
A 21-year-old man faces 26 charges of possessing child pornography after a lengthy investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
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.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
NaphCare, Inc., is buttressing the meager nursing staff at the aging Spokane County Jail.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., April 13, 2016
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.
Mon., April 11, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
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, …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
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 …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
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 …
Sat., 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.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
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 …