Measure No. 1 must be used for Criminal Justice, Public Safety, and Behavioral Health purposes.
Inmate Population:Jail overcrowding require inmates to remain in their cells more frequently.
Consolidated services:The new Spokane County Jail will allow the consolidation of necessary services, including kitchen, laundry, property and transport to one location.
Geiger Corrections Center:Geiger Corrections Center is aging and needs numerous upgrades/repairs and ongoing financial investments for its continued use..
Future growth needs:Spokane County intends to use its revenue from Measure No. 1 to address increasing criminal justice, public safety and behavioral health needs resulting from population growth in the region..
Booking area is too small:Expansion of the booking area to provide adequate space and reduce current Law Enforcement wait time.
GOALS BY 2028
Restore the existing Spokane County Jail facility to its original design of 462 beds, one inmate per cell, and a safer direct supervision model.
Construct and operate a new Community Correction Center designed to house 128 inmates, who are sentenced or pre-trial, and volunteering to take part in treatment, training and services.
Close Geiger Corrections Center. Construct and operate a new Spokane County Jail Expansion which is designed to alleviate current overcrowding and consolidate those currently housed at Geiger Corrections Center, address supervision ratios, and offer more flexible space for housing, treatment programs and inmate services.
PROPOSED EXPANSION, PROGRAMMING & SERVICES
The expanded detention services facility is planned to be located north of the existing Spokane County Jail facility, south of Gardner and east of Adams.
Expanded programming and services to include inmate treatment programs, skills training, behavioral health, release services, and therapeutic case management.