misdemeanor inmates http://kplu.org en Seattle may not need new jail until at least 2030 http://kplu.org/post/seattle-may-not-need-new-jail-until-least-2030 <p>It could be two decades before Seattle needs more jail beds for its misdemeanor inmates. City and King County leaders say that&rsquo;s the <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/news/release/2011/April/14JailAgreement.aspx">expected result of a new agreement</a>.</p><p>The deal extends an arrangement the city and county struck last year to house some of Seattle&rsquo;s jail population in the county&rsquo;s downtown facility. That brought an end to a controversial search for a new city jail site.</p><p>Mayor Mike McGinn says he&rsquo;s glad that&rsquo;s off the table for now:</p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:12:54 +0000 Charla Bear 1210 at http://kplu.org Seattle may not need new jail until at least 2030