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Tuesday, March 31, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


MacArthur Foundation grants another $1.9 million for criminal justice reform in Spokane County

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.


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017

New mental health stabilization facility could provide alternatives to jails, ERs

Police in Spokane may soon have a new place to take people with mental illnesses suspected of committing crimes besides jail or an overcrowded emergency room.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 17, 2015

Officials say adding courtroom to jail would ease overcrowding

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 …