Stories tagged: spokane regional law and justice council
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 …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2019
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
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
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 …