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News and media resources

The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) strives for transparency and aims to respond to all media inquiries in a timely manner. 

Media contacts and resources

Learn where to send media inquiries for the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) and other frequently requested information.

Jail residents receive computer tablets

Phone calls, e-books, and resources: King County launches secure computer tablet program for people in custody.

Jail resident dies after suffering medical emergency

The 28-year-old man died in the hospital on March 25, 2024, four days after being transported from the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.

Nance confirmed as DAJD director

The King County Council voted to confirm Allen Nance as DAJD's director on Sept. 6, 2022.