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

Matt Driscoll has been The News Tribune’s metro news columnist since 2015. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Driscoll lives in Central Tacoma with his wife Jennifer and three children. He’s passionate about the City of Destiny, and strives to tell stories that might otherwise go untold.