The Seattle Globalist asks the Mayoral Candidates

For the 2017 primary, we asked Seattle's Mayoral Candidates to answer six questions on topics of interest to Seattle Globalist readers.
Jul 12, 2017

Somali families address juvenile justice inequities at New Holly workshop

The Somali population in Seattle, despite being small, according to C.A.R.E. co-founder Ubax Gardheere, makes up 12 percent of jailed Seattleites.
Apr 4, 2017

Opinion: Embrace the work to make zero detention a reality

As elected officials pause on the new youth jail, now is the time to envision making zero detention a reality.
Mar 3, 2017

Angela Davis voices support for No Youth Jail movement

Hundreds of people came to Town Hall last Thursday to see Angela Davis, a prominent figure in the Black Power and anti-prison system movements.
Jan 17, 2017
Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Youth jail opponents land two victories

Programs and changes announced Monday aim to decrease the number of minors incarcerated, in two wins scored this week by youth jail opponents.
Mar 16, 2016
UW student Michael Moynihan spoke to the council about his own positive experiences alternatives to youth detention. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Update: resolution to stop youth jail passes unanimously in City Council

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday that could block the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle.
Sep 17, 2015
Heirius Howell former King County youth jail inmate. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Former inmate says new King County youth jail is a mistake

Heirius Howell, who practically grew up in King County Juvenile Detention Facility, says getting locked up as a child only made it harder to become a productive adult.
Mar 23, 2015
King County's current juvenile detention facility, on 12th Ave and Alder St, has fallen into disrepair. Prop 1 would expand property taxes to build a new facility. (Photo by Matthew Rutledge via Flickr)

Why King County doesn’t need a new juvenile hall

You might have guessed from the green King County elections envelope sitting on your table that there’s an election coming up on Tuesday. In the midst of a lot of local races that won’t really get decided until November, there’s a pressing item on the ballot. It’s King County Proposition 1, which would create a nine-year, […]
Aug 3, 2012