Stories tagged: Spokane County Jail
Sat., Aug. 1, 2015
Restrained arrestee choked on vomit, died in Spokane jail booking area
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
Inmate who died in Spokane County Jail didn’t get care, family says
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.
Jail grapples with inmate deaths, staff shortage
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 …
Mon., July 13, 2015, 7:31 p.m.
Inmate’s death is fourth in 10 weeks
For the fourth time in 10 weeks, an inmate has died in Spokane County Jail.
Thu., July 2, 2015
Spokane County settles over jail medication dispute
The failure to disclose a one-page memo governing how outside medicine may be received at Spokane County Jail has put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $28,000 in penalties. Bigger …
Wed., June 17, 2015
Inmate death is third in six weeks at Spokane County Jail
Authorities identified the third inmate to die in the Spokane County Jail in the past six weeks as 53-year-old Scott M. Stevens, who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a …
Fri., June 12, 2015, 9:16 p.m.
Inmate found dead at Spokane County Jail
An inmate died this evening in the Spokane County Jail, prompting an investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Thu., June 11, 2015
Criminal justice panel, others have openings
The Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council is looking for two community members interested in aiding efforts to reform the county’s criminal justice system. The group, responsible for evaluating and …
Wed., May 27, 2015
MacArthur Foundation grant will reduce jail crowding
Spokane County has been rewarded for its efforts at criminal justice reform, with the deep-pocketed MacArthur Foundation selecting the area for a competitive grant to reduce overcrowding at the aging …
Fri., May 15, 2015
Man who died while in custody ID’d by Spokane police
The man who died early Wednesday shortly after being arrested by Spokane police was identified Thursday as Lorenzo Hayes, 37. Hayes died after an unspecified medical emergency as Spokane County …
Thu., May 14, 2015, 2:50 p.m.
Jail inmate who died Wednesday identified
The man who died early Wednesday shortly after being arrested by Spokane police was identified today as Lorenzo Hayes, 37.
Thu., May 14, 2015
Spokane inmate dies at hospital shortly after arrest
A Spokane County jail inmate died Wednesday after he went into cardiac arrest while guards tried to restrain him. Spokane police responded to the 5400 block of North Addison Street …
UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
Jail inmate dies shortly after arrest
A Spokane County jail inmate died early Wednesday morning shortly after being taken into custody by Spokane police.
Mon., May 11, 2015
Effort underway to restore jail’s ‘gallows gates’ at county courthouse
Sue Walker hopes the gates that once welcomed Spokane criminals to their jail cells – and two to their deaths – will return as a symbol on the county courthouse …
Mon., May 4, 2015, 5:36 p.m.
Inmate found dead in Spokane County Jail
A man was found dead in his Spokane County Jail cell this afternoon, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
Thu., March 19, 2015
Spokane inmates sold girls for sex, according to court records
Spokane County inmates orchestrated sex crimes from their jail cells by arranging prostitution of underage girls, according to phone calls recorded by local and federal police. Some calls originated inside …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane County Jail says child rape suspect tried to escape
A Spokane County Jail inmate facing child rape and child molestation charges broke out his cell window Friday evening and will face a charge of attempted escape, the Spokane County …
Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Washington’s mental health services a disservice
So a federal judge in Seattle has now formally ruled what is obvious on its face: Jailing the mentally ill while they wait for the state to provide them services …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
$1.1 million renovations planned for county jail elevators
Workers from a Spokane Valley company will renovate four elevators at the aging Spokane County Jail during the next several months at a cost of $1.1 million. “We want to …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
County agrees to $350,000 settlement with jail inmates
More than 1,000 people jailed in Spokane County in the past six years for failing to pay court-ordered fines will benefit from a class-action lawsuit that prompted the jail to …
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Spokane County approves hiring more nurses, guards for jail
Help is coming to the staff at the aging Spokane County Jail in 2015, as county commissioners signed off Tuesday on a plan to hire four new nurses and 16 …
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
Man investigated for California sex assault released from Spokane jail
A man facing multiple felony charges in Spokane and under investigation for a sexual assault in Beverly Hills, California, posted bond at the county jail this week hours after police …
Fri., Sept. 5, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
Geiger work crew inmate escapes at the Spokane County Fair
Geiger Corrections Center inmate Robert E. Reed, 46, walked away from a work crew at the Spokane County Fairgrounds around 2 p.m. today.
Sat., Aug. 9, 2014, 7:36 p.m.
Spokane County Jail asks for more nurses
The aging Spokane County Jail, filled to the brim with inmates requiring mental health care, needs more help screening arrestees coming through the doors, officials say.
Sat., Aug. 9, 2014
Bathroom ruse used in hospital escape try, records say
The inmate shot at by a corrections officer during an alleged attempt to flee custody last month at Deaconess Hospital escaped after asking to use the bathroom, according to court …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014, 12:26 p.m.
Investigators: Fleeing inmate at Deaconess asked for restroom break
Cameron Trevino, the man shot at by Spokane County Corrections officer Sandy Rief at Deaconness Hospital in July, kept running despite being struck by a baton and pepper spray, court …
Wed., July 23, 2014
Sheriff’s race centers on jail debate
Debate over the need for a new Spokane County Jail has become a key issue in this year’s campaigns for sheriff and county commissioner after a candidate in the sheriff’s …
Thu., July 17, 2014, 4:31 p.m.
Corrections officer identified in Deaconess Hospital shooting
Sandy Rief, a five-year veteran of Spokane County Detention Services, was identified Thursday as the deputy who shot at a fleeing inmate awaiting surgery at Deaconess Hospital earlier this week.
Fri., June 13, 2014
STA stabbing suspect released on earlier charges
The homicide suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Saturday left jail last month after Spokane police did not file paperwork needed to hold him on a separate incident. Donald …
Sun., April 27, 2014
Spokane County Jail is overcrowded and falling apart
Spokane County’s 28-year-old jail is showing its age. Water collects on the floor in the basement kitchen because drains don’t work. Doors to the walk-in coolers are jammed. The subfloor …