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Protestors Won’t Stop Fighting King County’s New Multi-Million Dollar Youth Jail

by Sharon H Chang


When Seattle’s new $242 million youth jail opened Tuesday, the third week of Black History Month, there were already Black and Brown children locked inside. King Country authorities had transferred incarcerated youth from the old facility next door six days earlier. And though Tuesday was a beautiful winter day, the youth could not see the clear skies or enjoy the sunshine outside. The updated jail may be new, but the children’s cells are still small and sterile, windowless and lonely–and still cages. Continue reading Protestors Won’t Stop Fighting King County’s New Multi-Million Dollar Youth Jail

Politicians Should Abandon Youth Jail Project as a Year-End Gift to King County’s Children

by Kim Ambrose, Angélica Cházaro & Dean Spade

The City of Seattle, at the request of King County, has an unfortunate gift for struggling families this holiday season: a new youth jail. Continue reading Politicians Should Abandon Youth Jail Project as a Year-End Gift to King County’s Children