More than 100 organizations sign opposition to youth jail

Organizations ranging from Campus Animal Rights Educators to Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project signed on to support a moratorium on construction of the new King County Children and Family Justice Center.
Jul 18, 2018

Power Globalist Ana Sofia Knauf: “A lot more of the city would become invisible without the Globalist”

Ana Sofia Knauf, a neighborhoods reporter at The Stranger, reflects on her first years as a professional journalist with The Seattle Globalist.
Dec 28, 2016

Youth Jail demonstrators confront officials at “Hate Free Zone” rally

At an event called to condemn hate speech, protesters challenged the Seattle mayor and the King County executive on the juvenile detention center.
Dec 20, 2016
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
Milena, age 16, says lowering the adult trial age will just add to unfair application of criminal law in Brazil: “A rich kid can steal and murder but pay bail and be out of jail easy, while a kid from the favela will be stuck in prison.” (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Failing and jailing our youth, from Seattle to São Paulo

Brazil and the U.S. face surprisingly similar struggles with high incarceration rates and a school-to-prison pipeline facing poor youth.
Nov 23, 2015
Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Globalist asks the Candidates: What next for the youth justice center?

What can the city do to change the youth justice system? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 17, 2015
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