Stories tagged: John McGrath
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:24 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
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 …
Sat., May 19, 2018
The finance manager at the Spokane County Jail was let go from his job last month following an internal investigation.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
The Spokane County commissioners may walk away from a proposal to raise property taxes to fix an estimated $10 million budget shortfall.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
NaphCare, Inc., is buttressing the meager nursing staff at the aging Spokane County Jail.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Spokane County Jail inmates will soon have access to tablet computers. The move is part of a rollout by Global Tel Link, the company that provides phone services at the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2015, 10:18 a.m.
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 …
Wed., June 17, 2015
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 …
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
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 …
Tue., Aug. 24, 2010
Spokane County Jail inmates will start returning today to cells they flooded with toilet water Saturday evening. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich plans to seek felony charges against those who were responsible …
Wed., June 10, 2009
John McGrath came home to Spokane at the end of World War II after nearly five years in the Army. One of his dog tags didn’t. It was left on …