2020 Capsules

What It Was Like to Reenter Society in 2020

Some formerly incarcerated people have regained their freedom at a tumultuous time.

12/29/2020 By Sophia Gates

Locked-Up Lockdown

Quarantine in a Washington Prison Is Tense

An inmate at Monroe Correctional Complex reports from behind bars, where riots have erupted and one guard has passed away from the virus: "Yeah, I'm scared."

05/27/2020 By Allison Williams

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Public Records Veto, Sound Transit's CEO, Carbon Tax

A recap of last week's top political stories.

03/05/2018 By Araz Hachadourian

News Roundup

Top Stories: Campout at City Hall, Sheriff's Allegations, GOP Tax Bill

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/03/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

City Hall

Council Passes Bill That Gives Youth Jail Opponents Another Chance to Appeal

Council member Mike O'Brien said the change just allows the project to be appealed, as council members always intended.

05/30/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Feature

While in Custody: The Fight to Stop Jail Deaths in Washington State

When an inmate dies in Washington state, the question of who is to blame often goes unaddressed. Meet the families, and their lawyers, who want answers.

03/20/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke Photography by Mike Kane

Morning Fizz

Mayor Murray Says He Can't Intervene in Youth Jail Permit

Murray responds to demands that city deny King County youth jail permit.

12/22/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Protesters Against Youth Jail Demonstrate Outside Mayor's House

Jailing kids, rising rents, and biking with electricity.

12/21/2016 By Josh Feit

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Prison Blues and Heteronormative Egg Nog

Today's picks for civic nerds

12/05/2014 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Democracy Needs You!

Today's picks for civic nerds

12/03/2014 By Darren Davis

Feature

The Truth About Cons and Dogs

Washington state was the first to give pets to prisoners. Now an inmate at Cedar Creek Corrections Center is training canines to serve veterans—and turning around his own life.

02/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Slideshow

Slide Show: Dogs Behind Bars

Our cameras caught the lives of dogs behind bars.

01/24/2014