Seattle-King County suspend new jail plan
The Associated Press
Plans for a new jail in Seattle or a suburb to the north or east have been put on hold.
County Executive Dow Constantine said Thursday that existing jail space should serve through 2020. Previously the county jail had threatened to stop accepting some inmates in 2012.
With the announcement, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said the city would halt the process of looking for a new jail site and would be looking at safe alternatives to detention.