Stories tagged: Spokane County Jail
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 …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 11:18 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
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.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Spokane police officers are responding to an unspecified emergency at the Spokane County Jail.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 5:41 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Management of inmate medication gets needed revisions.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
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.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
A Spokane family has won a $50,000 settlement from the county after mental health medications were withheld from their son for more than a week in May 2013.
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
The cellmate of James Henrikson says an ill-fated escape attempt using a rope made of bedsheets was his idea.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 7:05 p.m.
The city of Spokane has set aside $250,000 to defend itself against a $6.5 million claim by the family of a man who choked to death on his on vomit …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago One thing about “champion bad man Fred Johnson” – he didn’t give up easily.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 17, 2015, 10:17 p.m.
A regional criminal justice council is considering a proposal to build a courtroom in the Spokane County Jail, a plan jail staff say is a first step towards more systematic …
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: An inmate shot by police in recent escape found to be digging way out of jail
From our archives, 100 years ago jbFred Johnson, the convict the newspapers nicknamed Spokane’s “tiger man,” for his desperate and bloody exploits, was back in the news.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2015, 3:22 p.m.
U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza ruled the trial of James Henrikson, alleged mastermind in murder-for-hire plot that targeted Doug Carlile, be moved to Richland.
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015, 12:41 p.m.
Federal prosecutors released an in-cell photo of the rope allegedly lowered from the cell of James Henrikson last month, in response to defense attorneys’ request that he be moved back …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
Accused murder-for-hire mastermind James Henrikson has been moved to the Yakima County Jail following a suspected escape attempt in Spokane last month. Officials from the Spokane County Jail, the FBI …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, 12:50 p.m.
Though officials would not confirm accused murder-for-hire mastermind James Henrikson attempted to escape the Spokane County Jail last month, he has been moved to Yakima and faced restrictions on attorney …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
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 …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Two cellmates lowered a rope made of bedsheets from the fifth floor of the Spokane County Jail early Thursday through a window no wider than an iPhone. The FBI is …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 2:05 p.m.
The FBI is investigating a possible escape attempt from the Spokane County Jail Thursday morning.
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015, 2:32 p.m.
Spokane firefighters reported being bitten and kicked in the face while brawling with a man they were attempting to treat Saturday on the Maple Street Bridge.
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, 12:07 p.m.
The family of Lorenzo Hayes, who died May 13 at the Spokane County Jail, has filed a wrongful death claim against Spokane County requesting $6.5 million in damages.
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
A federal investigation is needed following the deaths of four people at the Spokane County Jail since May 4, the Spokane Human Rights Commission says. The request was sent two …
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the death of a man in May in the Spokane County Jail was a homicide. Lorenzo Hayes, 37, died when he choked …
Fri., July 17, 2015
The family of a woman who died in the Spokane County Jail earlier this week said Tammy Heinen did not receive the medical care she needed before her arrest Sunday …
UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2015, 10:18 a.m.
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 …