National Corrections Officer Week

At the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., during the first full week in May, America will officially recognize the men and women who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections as they have since May 5, 1984 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first full week in May as “National Corrections Officer Week”. Later the proclamation title was changed to “National Correctional Officer and Employees’ Week” out of respect and recognition of all corrections professionals.

While this annual observance honors all corrections professionals, special tribute is given to those who have sacrificed their lives in the performance of duty. Today, the names of 689 corrections professionals grace the National Memorial walls alongside other heroic members of America’s Law Enforcement family. During this year’s ceremony, the names of two more corrections officers will be added. Here locally, during the week of May 7-13 we will use this time to not only raise awareness about the duties, hazards and sacrifices made by Corrections professionals, but more importantly honor Spokane County’s own Corrections Officers and Employees for their role in safeguarding our community by providing the safe, secure, and humane incarceration of offenders.

​I want to personally thank our officers for their commitment and professionalism knowing the incredible dangers they face each day, the sacrifices they endure, and the contributions they make to the safety of our community and our Nation.


​ - Detention Services Director John McGrath

Spokane County Detention Services will ensure safety of the community by managing safe, secure, humane, and fiscally responsible institutions for inmate housing and programming.
  1. Bail or Bond Posting

    Learn how to post bail or bond with Spokane County Detention Services.

  2. Booking & Classification

    Learn more about the inmate booking and classification process.

  3. Careers

    View a list of Detention Services job positions and descriptions.

  4. Community Corrections Programs

    The Spokane County Detention Services Programs Team collaborates with various community partners to provide a variety of options for the incarcerated offender, intended to support positive choices and constructive behavior.

  5. Courts & Counsel

    Find contact information for local courts.

  6. Facilities

    Detention Services operates a system of two detention facilities in the Spokane area with a combined average daily population of more than 700 inmates.

  7. Food Service & Commissary

    Learn about Detention Services food service and commissary rules.

  8. Inmate Rules & Grievances

    The inmates at the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections are governed by a set of rules laid out in the Inmate Handbook.

  9. Jail Director

    As Detention Services Director, John McGrath is committed to ensuring the safety of the community by managing safe, secure, humane, and financially responsible correctional facilities for Spokane County.

  10. Inmate Roster

    View a roster of all inmates in custody of Detention Services at the Spokane County Jail and the Geiger Corrections Facility.

  11. Jail Records Release

    Learn how to request jail records from Spokane County Detention Services.

  12. Mail & Publications

    View the policies regarding inmate reception of mail and publications.

  13. Marriage in Custody

    It is the Policy of Spokane County Detention Services that inmates may be married while incarcerated if the proper conditions are met.

  14. Medical & Mental Health

    Learn more about Medical and Mental Health services offered by Detention Services.

  15. Release from Custody

    View general information on inmate release procedures.

  16. Religious Services

    Offenders housed in The Spokane County Detention Services facilities have access to various religious materials and services through the assistance of the volunteer chaplain services of Spokane County Jail Ministries.

  17. Telephone Policy

    Learn more about telephone policy for calls to and from Spokane County Detention facilities.