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February 9, 2015 at 6:09 PM

County Council approves new youth jail in Seattle

Update at 6:30 p.m. The Metropolitan King Council Council voted Monday to approve a contract for the development of a new youth jail and courthouse in Seattle, council spokesman Al Sanders said. The vote was 7 to 0. It was taken after several hours of comments from people opposed to the project. “They took the vote while they were being shouted…


Comments | Topics: Children and Families Justice Center, incarceration, jail

October 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Snohomish County Jail reports third recent death

The Associated Press EVERETT — A woman found hanging in her cell at the Snohomish County Jail is the third death since the end of July at the jail in Everett. The medical examiner’s office ruled that Monday’s death of 33-year-old Crystal Hollaway,  of Everett,  was a suicide. The Daily Herald reports the death is at least the…


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September 30, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Inmate escapes Marysville jail;
no one notices for 2 days

MARYSVILLE — An inmate’s escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man’s defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn’t be found. The Daily Herald reports 19-year-old Rhyan Vasquez is back in custody in Marysville City Jail, north of Seattle, facing a possible escape charge along…


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September 4, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Tacoma inmate back in jail hours after release

The Associated Press TACOMA — A man released from the Pierce County Jail on Thursday morning was back behind bars a few hours later. Tacoma police told The News Tribune he took a car from a corrections officer right outside the jail. The officer had started her car and was letting it warm up. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool…


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August 6, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Suit claims Franklin County inmates face barbaric practices

By Tyler Richardson / Tri-City Herald Inmates at the Franklin County jail are routinely subjected to inhumane and barbaric practices, according to a lawsuit filed by a Seattle-based legal-aid organization. Mentally ill inmates are chained to a fence for days, pepper-sprayed without reason, left unsupervised in restraint chairs and forced into isolation, the lawsuit claims. Their mental health…


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August 5, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Man found hanging in Snohomish jail cell has died

EVERETT, Wash. — A man who was found hanging in his cell at the Snohomish County Jail on July 26 died Saturday at an Everett hospital. The sheriff’s office said Monday the 21-year-old was alone in his cell. The Daily Herald reports he had been arrested July 24 for investigation of domestic violence assault, possessing stolen property…


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May 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM

If you’re locked up in Yakima, it will soon cost you $50

YAKIMA (AP) — Yakima County commissioners voted Tuesday to charge inmates a $50 booking fee when they are locked up in the county jail. The fee will go into effect June 1 to help cover costs. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the jail holds more than 750 inmates and about 450 are local. The rest are…


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April 22, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Spokane cellmates accused of plotting jailbreak

By Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE — Toenail clippers, a metal clothes hook and some toothpaste could not buy freedom for an accused child rapist and a man facing drug charges at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Jeremiah Logan and Jason Cooper, both 32, face charges of first-degree escape after letters from Logan and a fellow inmate…


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