Loaded on April 15, 2010 by Matthew Clarke published in Prison Legal News April, 2010, page 17
On September 18, 2009, a U.S. District Court in Washington state granted preliminary approval to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit that challenged booking fee procedures at the Spokane County Jail.
Shawn Huss, a former jail prisoner, filed suit against Spokane County pursuant to 42 U ...
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