Stories tagged: spokane county jail
Wed., May 18, 2016
NaphCare, Inc., is buttressing the meager nursing staff at the aging Spokane County Jail.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Spokane County Jail receives an additional $1.75 million from MacArthur Foundation to reduce overcrowding
Criminal Justice Adminstrator Jacqueline van Wormer informed stakeholders at the city and county level Wednesday afternoon the national nonprofit had selected Spokane County as one of 11 sites to receive …
Wed., April 13, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Jesse Cains, 29, was on Marble Creek, near Avery, Idaho, sawing a tree when the tree fell in an unexpected manner.
Mon., April 11, 2016
A new study says many jails across Washington routinely fail to screen inmates properly for disabilities, delay access to medication and inappropriately place disabled inmates in solitary confinement. The study, …
Tue., March 29, 2016
A man arrested last week on felony drug warrants is facing additional charges after Spokane County Jail officers found balls of a substance appearing to be heroin in the man’s …
Mon., March 14, 2016
Bud Ray Brown, the man who said he masterminded a failed escape attempt from a Spokane County Jail cell he shared with James Henrikson, says he’s being unfairly targeted by …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
The family of 33-year-old Christopher J. Parker filed a wrongful death and excessive force lawsuit against Spokane County this week, three years after Parker died of a meth overdose exacerbated …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
100 years ago in Seattle: Judge sets aside conviction against former Spokane woman found guilty of being ‘lazy husband’
From our archives, 100 years ago Robert Gaffney, a woman who passed as a man for decades, was released from a Seattle jail.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
Phillip Tyler, one of the people vying to replace Jon Snyder on the Spokane City Council, has sued Spokane County alleging workplace discrimination. Tyler worked in the Spokane County Jail …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Zach Hamilton, a professor at WSU Spokane in criminology, will help develop a customized tool for the region to determine who should be in the overcrowded Spokane County Jail and …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not file criminal charges against the police and jail staff who handled Lorenzo Hayes, 37, on the day he died in May.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016
Judge Annette Plese granted a repreive to Spokane County staff who failed to respond to an $8 million lawsuit stemming from an August 2012 death in the Spokane County Jail.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016
Spokane police officers are responding to an unspecified emergency at the Spokane County Jail.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
The family of a 29-year-old woman who died in custody of the Spokane County Jail in August 2012 was awarded $8 million by a judge after the county failed to …
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Management of inmate medication gets needed revisions.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane County jailers were accused of letting as many as 30 prisoners out of jail before their terms were up.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
A Spokane family has won a $50,000 settlement from the county after mental health medications were withheld from their son for more than a week in May 2013.
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015
The cellmate of James Henrikson says an ill-fated escape attempt using a rope made of bedsheets was his idea.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015
The city of Spokane has set aside $250,000 to defend itself against a $6.5 million claim by the family of a man who choked to death on his on vomit …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago One thing about “champion bad man Fred Johnson” – he didn’t give up easily.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
A regional criminal justice council is considering a proposal to build a courtroom in the Spokane County Jail, a plan jail staff say is a first step towards more systematic …
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: An inmate shot by police in recent escape found to be digging way out of jail
From our archives, 100 years ago jbFred Johnson, the convict the newspapers nicknamed Spokane’s “tiger man,” for his desperate and bloody exploits, was back in the news.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza ruled the trial of James Henrikson, alleged mastermind in murder-for-hire plot that targeted Doug Carlile, be moved to Richland.
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015
Federal prosecutors released an in-cell photo of the rope allegedly lowered from the cell of James Henrikson last month, in response to defense attorneys’ request that he be moved back …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015
Accused murder-for-hire mastermind James Henrikson has been moved to the Yakima County Jail following a suspected escape attempt in Spokane last month. Officials from the Spokane County Jail, the FBI …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Though officials would not confirm accused murder-for-hire mastermind James Henrikson attempted to escape the Spokane County Jail last month, he has been moved to Yakima and faced restrictions on attorney …
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 …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Two cellmates lowered a rope made of bedsheets from the fifth floor of the Spokane County Jail early Thursday through a window no wider than an iPhone. The FBI is …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
The FBI is investigating a possible escape attempt from the Spokane County Jail Thursday morning.
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015
Spokane firefighters reported being bitten and kicked in the face while brawling with a man they were attempting to treat Saturday on the Maple Street Bridge.