Spokane County Jail receives an additional $1.75 million from MacArthur Foundation to reduce overcrowding
By Kip Hill
Published in The Spokesman Review on April 13, 2016
“Spokane County’s efforts to reduce overcrowding and racial disparities at its aging jail have earned an additional investment of $1.75 million from the MacArthur Foundation.
Jacqueline van Wormer, the county’s criminal justice administrator, announced the decision Wednesday afternoon.
‘I think we can spend the day sort of celebrating,’ van Wormer said in an interview before the meeting. ‘But then the really hard work begins.’”