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UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Spokane County courts working to alleviate jail crowding amid COVID-19 concerns

Following an urgent request from jail officials, Spokane County’s district and superior courts have prepared lists of inmates who might be released to alleviate crowding and prevent the novel coronavirus …

UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Dozens released from Spokane County custody following Municipal Court emergency order

“The way you’ve got to look at it is: Is committing a misdemeanor worth getting a sentence of the COVID virus?” the court administrator said.

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Commissioners pick Mike Sparber to continue running Spokane County’s jail facilities

Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Spokane County Jail director John McGrath will step down; officials may launch nationwide search for replacement

McGrath wrote that he informed the county commissioners of his decision last week, and his last day on the job will be Feb. 18. The commissioners will be tasked with …

Spokane County Commissioner Al French seeks consensus on new jail

“The goal is to have something concrete, defined, this year,” said French, who also chairs the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council and its facilities committee. “This can has been …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Former manager of Cum Inn Bar & Grill to spend 30 days in jail for defrauding government

A Spokane Valley man who stole more than $230,000 in workers’ comp and federal disability benefits settled a plea agreement in November and will spend 30 days in jail and …

Spokane County Jail deaths heighten staffing concerns; march planned to highlight problem

Community members are planning to march this evening from Salem Lutheran Church to the Spokane County Courthouse to draw attention to the deaths of inmates at the county jail.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Two Geiger inmates recaptured after brief escape

A pair of inmates were apprehended and returned to Geiger Detention Services without incident after briefly escaping Saturday morning.

UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018

A year after new effort to decrease Spokane County jail population, more inmates were behind bars

Spokane County has hired a new criminal justice administrator to oversee reforms aimed at reducing the county’s jail population and racial disparities. Data from the reform effort so far makes …

Finance manager at Spokane County Jail terminated following investigation

The finance manager at the Spokane County Jail was let go from his job last month following an internal investigation.

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Deputies searching for Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from work detail

Deputies are searching for a Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from his assigned work detail Thursday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Geiger inmate walks away from work crew in Spokane Valley

Spokane County deputies are searching for a Geiger Corrections Center inmate who walked away from a work crew in the 9500 block of East Eighth Avenue around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Spokane County Jail crowding creates dangerous conditions

Recent overcrowding at the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Center has forced guards to keep inmates locked in their cells for longer periods of time – a practice that …

Prisoner release program going well

Yet another prison inmate has wandered away from his work detail at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Fair officials reacted immediately by changing this year’s theme from “Duck Into the Fair” …

Geiger inmate dies Sunday night of heart attack

An inmate housed at Geiger Corrections Center died at a Spokane hospital after experiencing chest pains Sunday night.

Geiger Corrections Center omitted meal breaks for officers, lawsuit says

A Geiger Corrections Center officer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Spokane County alleging that he was not given meal breaks as required by law. Terry Dickinson has been employed …

Geiger using reinstated electronic home monitoring program

Geiger Corrections Center on Thursday released its first inmate on a newly reinstated electronic home monitoring program intended to reduce costs of incarceration to taxpayers. The new monitoring program will …

Inmates join in tree growing with Green Sleeves

You might not think prison is a good environment for growing things, but Amanda Parrish from The Lands Council is quick to point out the advantages. On Nov. 14, she …

Authorities try to close criminals’ revolving door of trouble

Think of DaShawn Jordan as one of the hundreds of young people in Spokane whose life has veered into a culture of drugs and guns and the revolving door of …

County jails may get a changing of guard

Spokane County commissioners may take over administrative control of the county jail and Geiger Corrections Center as part of a wide-ranging reform of criminal justice countywide. The commissioners and city …

Geiger escapee fled twice from cops in May

An inmate facing assault, eluding police and other charges escaped from the Geiger Corrections Center on Sunday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.

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 …

Elected leaders work to solve Geiger closure

Just days after announcing the expected closing of Geiger Corrections Center, city and county leaders issued a joint news release today vowing to work together to solve the expected impacts …

Geiger escape sparks discussion

The escape of two inmates Tuesday from Geiger Corrections Center was the first such incident from that facility in at least five years, the staff said on Wednesday as sheriff’s …

Inmate accused of Geiger escape plot

A 15-time felon considered by law enforcement to be one of the area’s most active criminals is accused of planning an escape at Geiger Corrections Center, and authorities are investigating …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 21, 2011

Inmate accused of plotting escape at Geiger

A 15-time felon considered by law enforcement to be one of the area’s most active criminals is accused of planning an escape at Geiger Corrections Center, and jail staff are …

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 …

Corrections buildings traced back to Air Force

People who want to replace the Geiger Corrections Center will have to quit referring to it as “old World War II Army barracks.” Actually, the buildings are old Cold War-era …