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Suspect in Idaho killings had been released from Clark County Jail while awaiting bed at Western State Hospital

October 5, 2022, 7:16pm Clark County News

A man accused of murdering an Idaho couple Saturday was released in July from the Clark County Jail after months of awaiting competency restoration services at Western State Hospital. Read story

Clark County’s new Jail Services department advances; transparent process urged

September 28, 2022, 6:12pm Clark County News

Clark County continues to move forward with its new Jail Services department and development of a transition plan to take over management of the county jail. Read story

David Shook (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

Former sheriff candidate will helm new Clark County Jail Services department

David Shook (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

September 26, 2022, 6:10pm Clark County News

Former Clark County sheriff candidate David Shook has been named to head the county’s new Jail Services department. County Manager Kathleen Otto announced the decision in a press release Monday. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

Clark County Council OKs creation of department to manage jail

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

September 21, 2022, 5:20pm Clark County News

Despite requests from the public, including Clark County sheriff candidates Rey Reynolds and John Horch, to postpone its decision, the Clark County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved creating a new Jail Services department that will take over management of the county jail. Read story

A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

How would Clark County’s new public safety tax revenue be spent?

A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

June 26, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

“No one is trying to sell you on this tax, one way or the other.” With that statement, Clark County Council Chair Karen Bowerman began Thursday’s public forum on the proposed 0.1 percent public safety tax voters will be deciding on in August. Read story

Jail surveillance video recording was redacted as to not reveal the locations and capabilities of the surveillance cameras in the Clark County jail which would jeopardize jail security.

Clark County corrections deputy refused interview in use-of-force investigationvideo icon

Jail surveillance video recording was redacted as to not reveal the locations and capabilities of the surveillance cameras in the Clark County jail which would jeopardize jail security.

March 30, 2022, 6:32pm Clark County News

A corrections deputy at the center of an Aug. 13 use-of-force case against an inmate at the Clark County Jail declined to be interviewed in a criminal investigation of the incident. Read story

Jail surveillance video recording was redacted as to not reveal the locations and capabilities of the surveillance cameras in the Clark County jail which would jeopardize jail security.

Videos released in use-of-force incident at Clark County Jailvideo icon

Jail surveillance video recording was redacted as to not reveal the locations and capabilities of the surveillance cameras in the Clark County jail which would jeopardize jail security.

March 18, 2022, 11:41am Clark County News

Video from inside the Clark County Jail of an Aug. 13 use-of-force incident that is under criminal review shows correction deputies pinning, tackling and dragging a handcuffed inmate while trying to search and clean his cell. Read story

The Clark County Jail’s high-security wing. The jail was built in the 1980s and designed for an indirect supervision model, with deputies physically separated from inmates. As part of the renovations, jail staff are hoping to move to a direct supervision model. “The change to direct supervision means a calmer atmosphere,” Clark County Jail Chief Ric Bishop said.

Clark County Jail probe: ‘Uses of force were possibly excessive’

The Clark County Jail’s high-security wing. The jail was built in the 1980s and designed for an indirect supervision model, with deputies physically separated from inmates. As part of the renovations, jail staff are hoping to move to a direct supervision model. “The change to direct supervision means a calmer atmosphere,” Clark County Jail Chief Ric Bishop said.

March 10, 2022, 6:30pm Clark County News

A criminal investigation has been completed into an Aug. 13 use-of-force incident by corrections deputies against an inmate at the Clark County Jail, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday. Read story

Language Services and Community Engagement Specialist at King County Elections Nhien Huynh assists Jordan Landry, who is visually impaired, as he uses an Accessible Voting Unit to cast a vote in the November 2019 election while incarcerated at King County Correctional Facility.

Gov. Inslee’s budget seeks to expand voting access in Washington’s county jails

Language Services and Community Engagement Specialist at King County Elections Nhien Huynh assists Jordan Landry, who is visually impaired, as he uses an Accessible Voting Unit to cast a vote in the November 2019 election while incarcerated at King County Correctional Facility.

January 30, 2022, 2:40pm Election

Election officials across Washington state may soon have extra money to break down the barriers that often prevent county jail inmates from voting. Read story

The interior of the Clark County Jail.

Clark County Jail COVID-19 outbreak peaked at 49 cases

The interior of the Clark County Jail.

December 8, 2021, 12:58pm Clark County News

As of Tuesday afternoon, the COVID-19 outbreak in the Clark County Jail was down to eight active cases, according to Clark County Public Health, for a total of 49 cases since Nov. 19. Read story