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“My cousin died three years ago in Spokane County Jail, and I wish that it had stopped with him,” said Monica Moore, whose cousin, Lorenzo Hayes, died in the jail in 2015.
A program launching Monday at the Spokane County Jail aims to prevent inmates from dying of opioid withdrawal.
The official, clinical-sounding cause of death – “pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents due to combined opiate and methamphetamine intoxication” – completes an agonizing image of what happened to David Good in the early hours of March 1.
The Spokane County Jail inmate who died Saturday evening was Cindy Lou Hill, a 55-year-old mother of two, her older sister said Monday.
The medical examiner’s office on Wednesday identified a woman who died in the Spokane County Jail this month as Cambrea M. Bishop, 26, of Spokane.
David Good, a transient 52-year-old with a destructive alcohol addiction, died in the jail’s booking area in the early hours of March 1. He was one of six inmates who have died at the downtown detention facility in the past 13 months.
In the past 12 months, three men have died after hanging themselves with bedsheets in the Spokane County Jail. Their families believe warning signs were missed or not taken seriously enough.