In addition to DRW’s investigation into criminalization of patients in crisis in Seattle described in From Hospital to Handcuffs, DRW also looked into similar incidents in Spokane.  The result of the Spokane investigation is an addendum report that should be read together with From Hospital to Handcuffs.  DRW found many of the same concerns around inhumane and ineffective arrest and prosecution of patients in crisis in Spokane as it did in Seattle, but Spokane also presented its own specific issues and resulting recommendations.

Click here to read From Hospitals to Handcuffs – Addendum: Spokane.

Picture of a solitary confinement cell with a pink door and silver toilet visible.
A solitary confinement cell at the Spokane County Jail.