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Cities in King County, Washington, “SCORE” with Award-Winning Jail
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By Connie Clem, Editor, National Jail Exchangeimage

When King County, Washington ran out of room in their jails and decided to no longer accept misdemeanor arrests from cities in the county, seven cities in the King County area formed a multijurisdictional committee to develop a plan to address the housing of individuals arrested for misdemeanor offenses in their cities.  The South Correctional Entity Multijurisdictional Jail (SCORE) was built by the SCORE Public Development Authority and is managed by the SCORE governmental administrative agency which has representation from all seven member cities.

The planning and effort spent on this project resulted in a successful misdemeanor jail facility and an award for Municipal Excellence from the Association of Washington Cities.

Summary information about the planning and construction process, and links to more detailed information and contacts can be found in this article.

Posted Tue, Jul 2 2013 2:52 PM by Susan Powell


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