Committee Urges Washington County Board to Build Jail

The Washington County Board of Supervisors on June 28 accepted a formal recommendation to construct a new 60-bed justice center.

Designing for Special-Needs Inmates

By Robert Colpean and Todd Iverson
In 2005, an exploratory team was formed at Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Ore., to develop and evaluate a more effective housing solution for vulnerable or at-risk inmates. Based on the findings of the pilot study of the Special Needs Pod program, the SNP is now a permanent fixture at the jail.