King County Jail http://kplu.org en King County Jail Has Extra Beds http://kplu.org/post/king-county-jail-has-extra-beds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a place with plenty of vacancies. And the price might be right—about $130 a night.</span></p><p>But you probably don’t want to book a room.</p><p>I’m talking about the King County Jail where there are now a lot more beds than inmates. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 9807 at http://kplu.org King County Jail Has Extra Beds Hijab approved for King County jail inmates http://kplu.org/post/hijab-approved-king-county-jail-inmates <p></p><p>Red jumpsuits might be the usual jail uniform in King County. But a new policy has the jail issuing headscarves and yamulkes to inmates. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:56:40 +0000 Monica Spain 7886 at http://kplu.org Hijab approved for King County jail inmates 2 Renton officers demoted for cartoon posted on YouTube http://kplu.org/post/2-renton-officers-demoted-cartoon-posted-youtube <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnyDTCb4Jo</p><p>Two Renton officers have been demoted for posting a cartoon to YouTube that makes fun of the staff and policies of a new jail in South King County.</p><p>Deputy Police Chief, Charles Marsalisi and police sergeant Bill Judd, were each knocked down a rank after their involvement in the video came to light.</p><p>The cartoon- which is almost 9 minutes long and has more than 7,000 views, so far &ndash; features a clown as the jail&rsquo;s incompetent employee who refuses to admit a suspect brought in by Police.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:47:51 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2326 at http://kplu.org 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 King County Jail Suicides Up http://kplu.org/post/king-county-jail-suicides <p><span class="article-content"><span><b>Three inmates have committed suicide</b> in the King County jail in the past few weeks. The latest was a 33 year old man who died at Harborview Medical Center. The robbery suspect was found hanging in his cell on September 20.<br /> <br /> The King County Correctional Facility has been cited in the past for failing to prevent suicide.<br /> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:59:41 +0000 Paula Wissel 46 at http://kplu.org King County Jail Suicides Up