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The number of inmates housed at the Spokane County Jail and the Geiger Corrections Center has recently decreased. Does this mean that Geiger no longer has to be replaced?
The decline in the number of inmates in both the Spokane County Jail and the Geiger Correctional Center is good news. But this seems to be a short term situation as the numbers have resumed climbing. We know that the Spokane County Jail has been overcrowded since the mid-1990s and remains overcrowded today. The jail was built to hold 472 inmates; its average daily population over the past 15 years has been 644 people. Geiger Correction Center serves as an overflow facility but is limited to lower risk inmates. This means little pressure is taken off the main jail because only a select few offenders can be safely housed at Geiger. And because arrests have also increased over the past two years it's clear that Geiger still must be replaced to ensure that enough space is available in the existing jail to hold accountable those who do not qualify for community corrections programs.

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1. Can the Community Correction Center be built without replacing Geiger?
2. Have partnerships for a regional facility been considered with other jurisdictions such as the State of Washington, the federal government or neighboring counties including Kootenai County, Idaho?
3. How much will this cost?
4. The number of inmates housed at the Spokane County Jail and the Geiger Corrections Center has recently decreased. Does this mean that Geiger no longer has to be replaced?
5. What is the Community Corrections Center?
6. What is this project?
7. When will we vote on this proposal?
8. Why must the Geiger Corrections Center be replaced?
9. Why not remodel Geiger Corrections Facility instead?
10. Why was the property near the Medical Lake Interchange along I-90 chosen to build a replacement for the Geiger Corrections Facility?
11. Why will the Community Corrections Center be housed downtown rather than on the West Plains?
12. Will the Community Correction Center house sex offenders?

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