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Clark County Jail

A dozen inmates at Clark County Jail test positive for COVID-19

November 13, 2020, 1:42pm Clark County News

A dozen inmates housed at the Clark County Jail tested positive for COVID-19 within the last week, according to a weekly report the jail sends to the state. Read story

Seven inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Clark County Jail

November 12, 2020, 12:47pm Clark County News

Seven cases of COVID-19 were confirmed this week among the Clark County Jail’s inmate population. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse, left, and Clark County Jail in this aerial view taken in 2018.

Clark County Jail’s population seeing steady increase despite pandemic

The Clark County Courthouse, left, and Clark County Jail in this aerial view taken in 2018.

August 28, 2020, 5:29pm Clark County News

The Clark County Jail’s inmate population has been recently steadily increasing, prompting Sheriff Chuck Atkins to request a group of law enforcement officials to reconvene and, once again, determine how to reduce the numbers amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The interior of the Clark County Jail.

Former Clark County Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The interior of the Clark County Jail.

April 7, 2020, 4:10pm Clark County News

The jail was informed about the positive test Tuesday, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office news release. The inmate was released Monday. Read story

Judge Gregory Gonzales presides over a nearly empty courtroom while joined by attorney Jeff Sowder during first appearances in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday morning. Gonzales was able to see and talk to the defendants through live video from the jail, a precaution being employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clark County Jail releases nearly 200 inmates due to COVID-19

Judge Gregory Gonzales presides over a nearly empty courtroom while joined by attorney Jeff Sowder during first appearances in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday morning. Gonzales was able to see and talk to the defendants through live video from the jail, a precaution being employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 25, 2020, 6:48pm Clark County Health

Criminal justice officials met last week to discuss ways to reduce the Clark County Jail population in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Friday, there were nearly 200 fewer inmates in the facility. Read story

Clark County Jail inmate, 63, dies at hospital

October 23, 2019, 11:05am Clark County News

A 63-year-old Clark County Jail inmate died at a hospital Tuesday. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse, left, and Clark County Jail are pictured in downtown Vancouver on May 2, 2018. The jail facility was built in 1984 and is now outdated and overcrowded.

Panel’s final Clark County Jail report lacks fix

The Clark County Courthouse, left, and Clark County Jail are pictured in downtown Vancouver on May 2, 2018. The jail facility was built in 1984 and is now outdated and overcrowded.

August 7, 2019, 9:19pm Clark County News

After meeting for 18 months, a commission formed to evaluate Clark County’s options for its antiquated jail approved its final report Wednesday afternoon. While the document answers key questions, it stops short of laying out a clear course of action for the county. Read story