Topic: Snohomish County Jail
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November 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM
EVERETT (AP) — A pest control company plans to return to the Snohomish County Jail this week to spray for a third time for bedbugs.
Some inmates at the jail in Everett complain they are being eaten alive at night by the insect pests.
The Daily Herald reports the infestation seems to be limited, so far, to the dormitory for work-release inmates.
October 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM
The Associated Press
EVERETT — The mother of a man who died in the Snohomish County Jail has filed notice of a wrongful-death claim against the county.
The lawyer for Rose Saffioti says she deserves answers about the death of Michael Saffioti.
Attorney James S. Rogers says the jail failed to document his life-threatening allergy to dairy products and declined to place him in a medical unit.
The 22-year-old had turned himself in to Lynnwood police in July 2012 for a misdemeanor marijuana-possession warrant and died the next day in the jail after breakfast.
Saffioti is one of eight people who have died at the jail since 2010.
A claim is often a precursor to a lawsuit.
July 31, 2013 at 5:04 PM
The female inmate who died Friday at the Snohomish County Jail tested at more than three times the legal blood-alcohol limit when she was arrested two days earlier, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman as Kathleen Ann Swann-Deutsch, 51, of Woodinville. Corrections staff members were doing hourly checks when they found her not breathing and unresponsive Friday night. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The cause of death is pending.
Swann-Deutsch was pulled over Wednesday afternoon on Highway 9 after a State Patrol trooper observed her driving erratically, Trooper Mark Francis said. Her blood-alcohol content registered at 0.303 and 0.317 percent, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. She was transported initially to a hospital because State Patrol policy states anyone who tests above 0.25 percent is deemed “unfit for jail,” Francis said.
She was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment, Francis said.
Swann-Deutsch is the eighth inmate to die in the facility since 2010. Sheriff’s major-crimes detectives are conducted a death investigation, as is standard procedure.
July 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM
A female inmate at the Snohomish County Jail has died. She is the eighth inmate to die in the facility since 2010.
The woman, 51, died Friday night in the jail’s medical unit, where she has been held since she was booked into the jail last Wednesday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. Corrections staff were checking the woman at least every hour when they found her not breathing and unresponsive at 10:30 p.m. Friday.
The inmate was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.
A death investigation is being conducted by sheriff’s major-crimes detectives, as is standard procedure. When the criminal investigation is completed, an administrative investigation will be conducted to assess if there were any policy or procedural violations, the sheriff’s office said.
Identification of the inmate, as well as cause and manner of her death, will be determined and released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Justice Department plans to review operations and medical services at the jail following the inmate deaths. The review was requested earlier this year by county Executive John Lovick when he was sheriff.
The jail in Everett has about 1,200 inmates and a staff of about 340.
March 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM
A 41-year-old inmate who died Thursday in the Snohomish County Jail has been identified as Leon B. Moore of Snohomish, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
When corrections staff went to check on Moore in the jail’s medical facility they found he was not breathing and unresponsive. CPR was performed by paramedics who were called to the scene.
The cause and manner of his death is pending further studies by the examiner’s office and a death investigation is being conducted by sheriff’s detectives, as is standard procedure.
February 6, 2013 at 10:02 AM
The Associated Press
EVERETT – A woman gave birth Saturday in the Snohomish County Jail.
Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton says jail staff believe the baby was born prematurely. A medical team was called when the woman went into labor but the baby was born before it arrived.
Firefighters took the woman and baby to a hospital.
The Daily Herald reports the 26-year-old Lake Stevens woman was jailed Jan. 28 on accusations out of Edmonds of forgery, possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen mail.
The woman is back in jail, and the baby is under the control of the state Department of Social and Health Services.
September 19, 2012 at 3:35 PM
The 59-year-old man who died after being stunned with a Taser Friday night at the Snohomish County Jail has been identified as William C. Williams of Everett.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed Wednesday that a corrections deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation into Williams’ death.
Police said Williams resisted jail officers after being arrested for investigation of shoplifting at a gas station Friday night. They used a Taser on him twice, but it had little effect on him, police said. Williams was then placed in isolation.
During a check on Williams at about 10:30 p.m. jail staff noticed he was distressed and performed CPR, but he died.
It isn’t clear if the Taser use contributed to the man’s death. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine cause of death.
September 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Updated at 11:10 a.m.:
The Snohomish County medical examiner is investigating the cause of death of a 60-year-old man who died at the Snohomish County Jail. The man was taken into custody Friday around 9:30 p.m. by Everett police for alleged shoplifting of merchandise at a gas station and convenience store in the 3000 block of Broadway. He was transported to the jail.
The man did not resist the officers who took him into custody, said Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell. But in a booking area at the jail, he became combative and resisted jail staff. Correctional officers used a Taser to subdue him.
The man, who has not been identified, was put into an isolation room. During a routine check, jail staff noticed he was in distress and performed CPR. Everett Fire assisted, but could not revive the man.
Snell said he didn’t know how long after the Tasing the man from Concrete began having medical problems, and it’s unclear whether the electric jolt had any connection with his death.
The death is being investigated by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response team, as is routine when someone dies in police custody, Snell added.
July 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Authorities are conducting an investigation into the death of an inmate who collapsed this morning at the Snohomish County Jail.
The inmate, 22, approached corrections staff at the jail at around 7:20 a.m. and asked for medical attention. A short time later the inmate collapsed, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
CPR was administered by corrections staff before the man was taken to Providence Everett Medical Center, where the man died at approximately 7:40 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said.
The inmate, whose name has not been released, had been booked into the jail by Lynnwood police late Monday morning on an outstanding warrant for investigation of marijuana possession.
The cause of death will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
December 22, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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Authorities are investigating the death yesterday of a Snohomish County Jail inmate who was found hanging in his cell.
Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Everett jail just before 4:30 p.m. after receiving word that a 32-year-old Mill Creek man was found dead in his cell.
Corrections officers had checked the man’s cell at 3:50 p.m. and found nothing unusual, the Sheriff’s Office said. During a second check at 4:27 p.m. the man was found to be unresponsive and hanging from a hook with a sheet around his neck. Corrections officers performed CPR, but the man could not be revived.
The man had been booked into the jail Tuesday for investigation of one count of violation of the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act and seven counts of possession of a stolen firearm. The Herald of Everett reports the man and his wife were arrested after a domestic violence call led to the discovery of marijuana plants and drugs at their home.
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