Stories tagged: Spokane County Jail
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 1:01 p.m.
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, 7:06 p.m.
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, 8:45 p.m.
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, 7:37 a.m.
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, 9:20 p.m.
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, 9:45 p.m.
Sparber has served as interim director of Spokane County Detention Services since February, when
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
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, 11:36 a.m.
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, 8:48 p.m.
“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, 5:56 p.m.
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, 9:41 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 9:54 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 6:47 p.m.
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, 10:15 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
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, 7:11 p.m.
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, 5 a.m.
The meeting, organized by the Spokane Community Against Racism, will take place Monday evening at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday night after allegedly admitting to detectives he had stabbed his girlfriend in the leg during an argument at a home near Colbert. Aaron J. …
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.
A 24-year-old man was jailed early Monday on suspicion of abusing his 2-month-old baby and causing potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 10:30 p.m.
A 45-year-old man is under investigation for raping and impregnating his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter while he was out of jail on a charge of raping a 7-year-old.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
A man who allegedly tried to steal items from a Walmart in Spokane Valley was caught with help from a helicopter after he fled the store.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:39 p.m.
Drugs and a cellphone were found Thursday in the jail cell of two inmates with extensive criminal history – one an admitted gang member with a recent conviction of attempted …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4 a.m.
The funding comes in addition to another $1.9 million that the foundation awarded to the county in 2015 and 2016 as part of its Safety and Justice Challenge.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
County Commissioner Al French has proposed building a new jail, saying, “this can has been kicked down the road for too many years,” before adding that he needs to know …
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
The Spokane Assessment for Evaluation of Risk, known as the SAFER tool, was touted as a cornerstone of local efforts to reduce jail overcrowding and eliminate racial disparities in the …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
“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 …