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Diabetic inmate dies after struggle in booking area

A diabetic man arrested by Spokane Police died while during booking this morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser and other …


Killer claims insanity in gruesome prison attack

Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair Tuesday with his hands cuffed to his waist …


Trial opens in gruesome eye-gouging attack

Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair today with his hands cuffed to his waist …


Jeffreys mistakenly released from jail, turns himself in

Despite a judge’s ruling Friday ordering Gregory D. Jeffreys, 53, held in the Spokane County Jail without bond, he was inadvertently released from the jail Friday night, according to the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2012, 8:39 p.m.

No injuries in jail basement fire

A basement fire brought crews to the Spokane County Jail about 5:30 this evening.


Alleged shooter charged with attempted murder

A Spokane man faces a first-degree attempted murder charge for what detectives call a retaliatory shooting. Eugene “Low Key” McVay, 30, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court this week. McVay …


Graham to face murder charge

Spokane police say they’ve caught a killer responsible for several violent attacks against women. Major crimes detectives requested prosecutors charge 17-year-old Avondre C. Graham with second-degree murder for the brutal …


Woman found dead at Spokane County Jail

A 30-year-old woman was found dead in her cell at the Spokane County Jail today.


Inmate who hanged himself identified

A man accused of helping Charles Wallace, who shot two sheriff’s deputies before shooting himself to death last month, is the inmate who tried to kill himself at the Spokane …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2012, 1:10 p.m.

Spokane jail locked down after suicide attempt

A man who attempted suicide at the Spokane County Jail is hospitalized with no brain activity, officials say.


Closing Geiger: Wise or worrisome?

On its face, moving inmates from the Spokane County jail system to a jail in Kennewick solves big problems. In the short term, local governments would save hundreds of thousands …


County wants to cut jail population

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday asked county staff to take steps to reduce inmate populations in anticipation of Geiger Corrections Center closing. A budget move by the city of Spokane …


Editorial: County needs immediate solution to jail problem

Spokane County and the city of Spokane are negotiating an end of sentence for the Geiger Corrections Center. Time served sounds about right. But a quick end will renew pressures …


Routine traffic stop leads to felony drug charge

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a man on a felony drug charge Wednesday after a routine traffic stop. The deputy stopped Larry Marquette, 43, failing to signal near Argonne …


Juvenile detention officer hit her, wife says

A Spokane County juvenile detention corrections officer was jailed recently on suspicion of assaulting his wife. Darryl A. Robinson, 52, said Wednesday that he has a meeting scheduled with his …


Autopsy: Spokane jail inmate died of natural causes

An inmate found dead in his bed at the Spokane County Jail died of natural causes, authorities say.


Spokane jail inmate found dead

A Spokane County Jail inmate was found dead on top of his bunk inside a cell early this afternoon, sheriff’s officials said.


Justice system changes brought results

Today, Judge Maryann Moreno steps down from the role of presiding judge in Spokane County Superior Court after overseeing dramatic changes – and improved results – in how local officials …


Valley police make arrest in string of car prowls

Spokane Valley police arrested a man today in connection with a string of car prowls targeting Fords.


Murder suspect’s jailhouse death a mystery to friends, family

Friends and family say they are baffled by the death of a former Marine and accused killer found dead at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Tristen Nebrae Jordan, 25, …


Postcard-only policy at jail ends

A postcards-only policy for mail to Spokane County jail inmates has been lifted. Envelopes are OK again. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the change took effect this week when a federal …


Inmate hopes for freedom, new relationship with son

A man who has spent more than three years in prison for a murder he maintains he didn’t commit suddenly has hope he might be released and reunited with his …


State’s foster care system discharges ill-equipped young adults

On his 18th birthday, a boy with a history of behavioral health problems was turned out of the Spokane group home where he had spent the previous two and a …


Sheriff, coalition discuss jail issues, reoffenders

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and members of the No New Jail Coalition found a few points of agreement Wednesday. They appeared together at a meeting of the Spokane chapter of Washington …


Population surges at Spokane County Jail

The three-day holiday weekend has brought so many inmates to the Spokane County Jail that some misdemeanor suspects are being released after booking.


State inmates evicted in a rift over county rate

The Spokane County Jail will quit housing state prisoners next month in a dispute over payment. State officials refuse to pay the new $125-a-day rate the county charges Spokane and …


State prisoners being evicted from county jail

The Spokane County Jail will quit housing state prisoners next month in a dispute over payment. State officials refuse to pay the new $125-a-day rate the county charges Spokane and …


Man pleads not guilty to murder, kidnapping

After his arrest on suspicion of murder last month, Taylor J. Wolf called the girlfriend of a ranking Hells Angels member, police say, and told her he and suspect Justice …


Jail overdose traced back to inmate’s pills

A convicted killer who committed suicide at the Spokane County Jail did so using pills prescribed to another inmate. Now detectives are investigating whether the pill provider could be at …


Man charged with assaulting ex with butcher knife

A was charged with assault after allegedly holding a butcher knife to his ex-girlfriend while strangling her early this morning.