King County Corrections Guild calls for two-week shutdown of jail operations

The president of the King County Corrections Guild is calling for a total two week shutdown of all jail operations.

More than 50 cases faced sentencing in King County last week

There are just over 1,300 inmates in custody in King County. KCCG President Dennis Folk says nearly 34% totaling 460 inmates are either COVID positive or in COVID protocols. There are also 40 staff members in the same situation. That’s led to tense situations among prison populations in the county.

“We’ve had some incidents where inmates were refusing to let anybody into their cells, one night we thought we were going to have a riot,” he told KIRO

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