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10 dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

 Rioting triggered by the imprisonment of former South African President Jacob Zuma escalated Monday as shopping malls in Johannesburg were looted, major roads were blocked by burning tires and the police and military struggled to contain the violence.

Law and Justice Council recommends county split it in two

Criminal justice reform advocates have strongly opposed a proposal to remove community representation from the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council. Turning the council into two separate groups could serve as a compromise. 

Spokane County Jail shooting

On Dec. 4, 2020, Sgt. Justin White went to lobby door to talk with Nancy King, who had been ringing the door buzzer at the Spokane County Jail after hours. King drew a knife and advanced toward White, who shot the woman, who suffered from mental illness and was intoxicated. This is security video from the Spokane County Jail.

Audit of King County jails finds racial disparities in discipline, says ‘double-bunking’ leads to violence

SEATTLE – Black people jailed in King County generally face harsher discipline and more restrictive confinement than incarcerated people of other races, and fights, assaults and other violent episodes that occur frequently within the county’s two adult jails are partly driven by the practice of “double-bunking” – or putting two people in the close confines of a single cell.

One of two Okanogan jail escapees found in Portland

After two inmates escaped from Okanogan County Jail Jan. 5, law enforcement have arrested one of them in Portland, along with a suspected accomplice, according to an Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office news release.

More than half of Geiger Corrections Center inmates have COVID-19

Geiger Corrections Center in Airway Heights reported 79 positive inmates and the downtown jail reported 2 cases in inmates. Eleven detentions employees had tested positive. A week prior, Spokane County Detention Services had confirmed nine cases in inmates.