Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
King County jail sees impact of community coronavirus spread, with 16 new cases
With coronavirus cases rising in King County and across the state and nation, the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle experienced the first confirmed case of an inmate testing positive in the jail. Since October, all inmates have been tested upon initial entry, and those who tested positive were medically isolated.
Two former inmates test positive for COVID-19, the first confirmed cases at King County correctional facilities
The King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention had its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 when two former inmates recently tested positive. The Health and Medical Area Command, operated by Public Health – Seattle & King County, is working to locate both former inmates and connect them with all available resources.
King County jails have quickly reduced the number of people in custody by more than 600 adults, following direction by Executive Constantine
Following direction by King County Executive Dow Constantine, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention has quickly reduced the number of people in custody, providing the staff with more opportunities to keep everyone in correctional facilities safe and healthy.
Quickly, safely reducing the jail population so staff can ensure the health of everyone in correctional facilities
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced a series of actions to quickly and safely decrease the number of adults who are in correctional facilities to provide single bunks for everyone who is in custody as recommended by Public Health – Seattle & King County.