MRJC Detention Facility observes 20th Anniversary 

Leadership and staff from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention celebrated Maleng Regional Justice Center’s 20th Anniversary last month at the facility in Kent; marking 20 years of providing jail services to the citizens and law enforcement agencies of South King County.

Director William Hayes, Commander Corinna Hyatt, and other DAJD team members shared memories of the direct supervision facility’s March 24, 1997 opening. Direct Supervision refresher training was occurring during the observance; highlighting the importance of ongoing in-service training for corrections staff on Direct Supervision principles and effective supervision of the inmate population.

Commander Hyatt, Kent Division Jail Commander, said “My coworkers at the MRJC detention facility consistently go above and beyond to get the job done and meet the demands of the operation. Many staff work long hours and at times under extreme stress and personal sacrifice. In celebration of the 20-year anniversary, I want to honor our staff and offer my sincere appreciation for their service, leadership, dedication and commitment to operating a safe, secure and humane detention facility. Staff efforts continue to reflect well upon personnel, the Department and King County. Thank you for a job well done!”