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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.

New programs arrive for detained youth 

Youth can learn about healthy relationships, recording music, or how to build a business through new programs at the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children & Family Justice Center. 

King County launches computer tablet program in secure detention

People in custody have access to phone calls, e-books, and educational resources through a secure computer tablet program that went live in the spring of 2024.

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.