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  • SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011, 11:01 A.M.

    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.


  • MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011, 4:31 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011, 2:24 P.M.

    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.


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

    Speakers: Bigger jail may not be needed

    A Seattle University law professor told Spokane’s Rotary Club 21 on Thursday that Spokane County’s new jail needs to be only as big as its legal policies. Robert Boruchowitz told …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011, 6:07 P.M.

    Spokane man clings to life after being shot

    A Spokane man is on life support at a Spokane hospital after being shot in the head early Saturday morning.


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011, 5:07 P.M.

    Murder suspect returns to Spokane after stay at Harborview

    A Spokane man suspected of the Dec. 12 shooting death of his 20-year-old girlfriend was transported back to Spokane Thursday after undergoing treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

    Escaped inmate arrested

    A jail inmate who escaped from a work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry neighborhood. Jason W. Breedlove, 37, was allowed out of Geiger Corrections Center with a …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010, 11:47 A.M.

    Renter arrested after police find escapee in home

    A jail inmate who escaped from work crew was arrested Thursday in the South Perry Neighborhood.


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

    Jail deputy injured in fight with inmate

    A Spokane County Jail deputy fractured his hand during a scuffle with an inmate last month.


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010, 5:05 P.M.

    Inmate walks away from snow work crew

    A Geiger Corrections Center inmate who was recently ordered to return to a more secure facility escaped this morning after he was allowed to clean up snow with a work …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

    Inmate charged with flooding jail

    An Ellensburg man in federal prison for a gun conviction has been charged with flooding the Spokane County Jail last summer. William Dean Bacon, 41, is accused of stuffing jumpsuits, …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010, 1:23 P.M.

    Federal convict charged in August jail flooding

    An Ellensburg man in federal prison for a gun conviction has been charged with flooding the Spokane County Jail last summer.


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

    Jail elevator incidents draw scrutiny

    A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 16, 2010, 9:01 P.M.

    Investigation looks into jail elevator accident

    A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

    Man sentenced for role in slaying

    An accomplice to the murder of a state witness in 2008 was sentenced this week to just over two years in prison.


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

    Elevator mishap injures deputy

    A corrections deputy suffered minor injuries when an elevator at the Spokane County Jail malfunctioned.


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

    Jail inmate claims he was tortured

    A Spokane County Jail inmate claims in a federal lawsuit that he was beaten without warning by a cell extraction team and later tortured with blows to his genitals. One …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

    ‘Graphic’ attack likely leaves inmate blind

    A violent inmate who tortured and killed his cellmate at the Spokane County Jail six years ago, resulting in a $180,000 settlement by the county, is accused of gouging out …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010

    Killer found dead in Spokane County Jail cell

    A man sentenced to life in prison last week for murdering one of his accusers in a 2007 assault case was found dead in the Spokane County Jail early Monday. …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010

    Cyndi Steele alleges conspiracy

    The wife of a North Idaho lawyer accused of plotting her murder said federal agents knew a pipe bomb was attached to her car before it was discovered at a …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010, 9:47 P.M.

    Convicted killer found dead in Spokane County Jail

    A man sentenced to life in prison last week for murdering one of his accusers in a 2007 assault case was found dead in the Spokane County Jail early Monday.


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2010

    Plea in North Idaho pipe bomb case postponed

    A plea hearing for the hit-man-turned-informant in an alleged North Idaho murder plot was postponed Tuesday because the suspect was reluctant to acknowledge that the pipe bomb he’s accused of …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010, 2:23 P.M.

    Trial set for accused crossbow killer Strandberg

    A mentally ill Spokane man accused of murdering a woman with a crossbow more than two years ago is set for trial in January 2011 after a judge ruled he’s …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2010, 2 A.M.

    Informant to plead guilty in Steele case

    A Sagle man who investigators say was hired by Edgar Steele to kill Steele’s wife and mother-in-law is expected to plead guilty to federal weapons charges next week. Larry A. …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

    Steele sent wife card, prosecutors claim

    A federal prosecutor alleges in court documents that former Aryan Nations lawyer Edgar Steele appears to have violated a no-contact order against his wife, whom he is accused of trying …


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