The newer section of the Pierce County Jail houses inmates in dormitory-style settings, supervised by a corrections officer. County Councilwoman Pam Roach says unused areas of the jail could be opened to the homeless, but Sheriff Paul Pastor says it’s a bad, simplistic idea.
The newer section of the Pierce County Jail houses inmates in dormitory-style settings, supervised by a corrections officer. County Councilwoman Pam Roach says unused areas of the jail could be opened to the homeless, but Sheriff Paul Pastor says it’s a bad, simplistic idea. Peter Haley peter.haley@thenewstribune.com
The newer section of the Pierce County Jail houses inmates in dormitory-style settings, supervised by a corrections officer. County Councilwoman Pam Roach says unused areas of the jail could be opened to the homeless, but Sheriff Paul Pastor says it’s a bad, simplistic idea. Peter Haley peter.haley@thenewstribune.com

News Tribune investigative reporter Sean Robinson won the 2016 Ted Natt First Amendment award for ongoing scrutiny of the Pierce County Prosecutor’s office. Since 2000, he has produced award-winning coverage related to criminal justice, government accountability and public disclosure.