King County Washington: Separating More Families Than ICE

As King County Executive Dow Constantine schemes on how to shut down the regional Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to ICE to prevent the transfer of illegal aliens to Washington, he oversees a prison systems that separates more families in Washington State than does ICE. Not as many more as Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson (800% of the ICE total), but still more.

Moreover, the rate of family separation per thousand inmates is almost twice as high in King County than in the State of Washington.

Detention and Alternatives Report; Bookings and Unique Persons Incarcerated by Demographics – December 2017: Gender. Seattle, Wash.: King County Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention, January 5, 2018.

Male: 1705 (88.5%).
Female: 220 (11.4%).

(Fathers count for nothing here, too.)