What honor means

This article is shared from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s In Depth column and is featured courtesy of Linda Robson, Communications Specialist with the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. The sudden blare of the dispatch radio jolted the silent crowd inside the packed auditorium. The words crashed down like giant shards of glass from the arena’s loud speakers, cutting and wounding every ear. “Pierce County Unit 4-8-4………” “……… Pierce County Unit 4-8-4………” “……… 4-8-4, no answer..…Out of service.” “……… Gone, but not forgotten.” As the final radio call for Pierce… Read More

Getting on the tech curve is a straight line to solutions  

New online scheduling tool smooths out in-person visitation at Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) This article is shared from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s In Depth column and is featured courtesy of Linda Robson, Communications Specialist with the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. When we walked into the reception area at MRJC on a Thursday morning, the area that would have been bustling with people lining up for in-person visitation just a few days before was now as vacant as a ghost town, the blue-white glow from the video visitation kiosks… Read More

Michael Bennett – Real man, real mentor, real inspiration

This article is shared from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s In Depth column and is featured courtesy of Linda Robson, Communications Specialist with the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Moments with the Seattle Seahawks star at Juvenile Detention that ESPN didn’t show There’s no doubt that two-time Pro Bowl Defensive End Michael Bennett is larger than life when he’s suited up and crushing opponents at CenturyLink Field. But Bennett looms larger than life off the field, too, even when he’s not wearing the imposing helmet and pads or the giant… Read More

Giving inmates the skills to clean up at work and in life 

This article is shared from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s In Depth column and is featured courtesy of Linda Robson, Communications Specialist with the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. Martin Douthit teaches janitorial vocational classes at RJC “I’m grateful. Truly grateful.” “I feel like being here is kind of a blessing in disguise.” “Extremely grateful.” “I really feel blessed to be here.” It was still early on a Wednesday morning, but the face of every student-inmate in Martin Douthit’s janitorial class was alert, intent, focused, and full of emotion. When… Read More