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Fair board will change policy because of killer's escape

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Fair says they will now change policy in permitting certain groups into the fair.

Fair Director Rich Hartzell says his upset Eastern State Hospital did not inform him of their visit, especially when criminally insane people were in the group.

"I would just like them to give me rational for why that person was here in the first place. And why someone of that high risk would be attending the fair. Because if they had said that, we would not have allowed them to enter," said Hartzell.

Hartzell says they will have new procedures in place next year to prevent this from happening again.

"There will be a new policy in regards to those types of institutions that come on field trips. Either a questionnaire or application so we know what kind of people will be here."

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