Stories tagged: spokane county jail
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Spokane County Commissioners have approved spending $50,000 to study whether putting a few hundred inmates in temporary structures, or reinforced tents, is feasible.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
The Spokane County Jail will increase its 4-foot railings to the ceiling on the same floor a man died after jumping to prevent more suicides.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
The county previously warned it would stop jailing people for probation and parole violations unless the state Department of Corrections agrees to increase its reimbursements to the county.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
A detective wrote that Joshua Forrester had planned to kill Alicia Marie Johnson “at least several hours before he actually did it.”
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Spokane County won’t jail people for violating probation, parole – unless DOC agrees to new contract
The change would take effect after the Department of Corrections’ contract with the county ends on Dec. 31. The change would not apply to anyone arrested on new charges, said …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
An inmate in the Spokane County Jail died Friday after law enforcement say he jumped from a guard railing.
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
Shawn Vestal: Jailing people is expensive. Let’s look at all the options before building more cells in Spokane.
It costs $298 to book someone into the Spokane County Jail and $134 a day to keep them there. Meanwhile, it costs $25 to start someone on an electronic home …
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
A Wobbly “disturbance” at the Spokane City Jail – or what the Spokane Daily Chronicle called a “jail riot” – ended after authorities “turned a fire hose on the disturbers.”
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
William Mitchell was first booked into Spokane County jail on Jan. 25, 2017, on charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree …
Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
After a string of deaths and overdoses in the Spokane County jail, officials will soon scan almost all inmates and their mail for drugs and other contraband.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
The company that provides phone service for inmates in the Spokane County Jail is suing the county after it chose a new provider, accusing the county of bias and not …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
A judge on Friday dismissed the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against former NFL and Washington State quarterback Mark Rypien, his attorney said
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
Sharona Carroll was the 13th person to die in the county’s custody since 2015, and at least the second inmate whose death was linked to contraband drugs.
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019
Shawn Vestal: Building a bigger, better Spokane County Jail won’t necessarily solve overcrowding issue
Every release from the Spokane County Jail, from the least serious to the most, from allegation to conviction to dismissal, tells a different story. But we apply the same blunt …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
Spokane County officials plan to host two additional public forums to gather feedback as talks continue about the size of the county’s jail facilities.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019
Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019
After police booked a woman into jail on suspicion of driving with a suspended license Wednesday, she was released, but shortly after she crashed her car into a truck and …
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019
The county medical examiner’s office won’t officially determine how Sharona Carroll died until it receives toxicology results from a state forensic lab.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019
“Jails have become a way of criminalizing poverty, mental illness and addiction,” said the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. “And, in the absence of investing in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019
The woman who died in the Spokane County Jail early Tuesday was Sharona Marie Carroll-Camps, 39, according to the county medical examiner’s office. She was the ninth person to die …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019
Spokane County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to determine how an inmate in the Spokane County Jail died. The inmate was found at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Sun., June 2, 2019
Some activists say cash bail creates a two-tiered justice system in which poor defendants remain locked up before trial, while rich ones can pay to get out. Spokane County Sheriff …
Thu., May 23, 2019
A nonprofit law firm has identified more than 200 people who died in Washington jails over the course of nearly 12 years, finding lapses in supervision, medical and mental health …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019
Some local officials have mulled whether the county needs additional jail space, while some argue jail crowding should be alleviated by curbing or eliminating the use of cash bail to …
Sat., May 11, 2019
Shane Carson, 31, overdosed on methamphetamine and some type of opioid. But at the time, corrections officers believed he was “detoxing” or experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and they dismissed the concerns …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
Three women in Spokane County Jail were treated for drug overdoses on Thursday and Friday after they had taken an “unknown powdery substance” that was smuggled into the jail.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019
A group of protesters gathered Wednesday in Riverfront Park is calling on Spokane County officials to stop working with border patrol agents.
Sun., April 7, 2019
Local leaders have set out again to determine whether Spokane County needs a new jail. This time, vocal community members and reform-minded criminal justice experts are pushing back against the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019
Christopher N. Luman, 56, lost consciousness and died shortly after a fistfight with one of his cellmates, Anthony J. Weber, in the early hours of Aug. 9.
Fri., March 22, 2019
The meeting, organized by the Spokane Community Against Racism, will take place Monday evening at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.