Spokane awarded $1.9 million to advance local justice system reform

Spokane City and County are the recipients of a $1.9 million grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to continue efforts to advance local criminal justice system reform and safely reduce Spokane's jail population, bringing the Foundation's total investment in Spokane to $3.8 million to date. 

Idaho jail first in state to use iris recognition

A southern Idaho jail is the first in the state to implement an iris biometric identification recognition system when booking inmates into custody, a process that is more accurate and faster than fingerprinting.