The Bail Project

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Today on Inland Journal and the Inland Journal podcast, the coronavirus hijacked the Washington legislative session during its last couple of weeks. Lawmakers worked to approve a $200 million package aimed at helping people affected by Covid-19.

We’ll talk with two Spokane area legislators about that and other accomplishments from the session. Coronavirus could be a big issue in correctional facilities.

We’ll hear about the closure of Spokane’s non-profit legal clinic, the Center for Justice. Those stories and more on Inland Journal.

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Monday on the Inland Journal podcast, we check in with the Bail Project. Three months ago, we reported on a non-profit organization with a revolving bail fund setting up shop in Spokane. During that time the project has helped about 60 people get out of the Spokane County jail to resume their lives while the criminal justice system adjudicates their cases. We’ll talk with  one of the women involved with the Bail Project here.

Christina Kamkosi

Spokane County’s jail population is far beyond what the 35-year-old facility was built to handle. But there’s a new program just up and running in Spokane aimed at reducing that population. It’s focused on the people who can’t afford to post bail.