Inmate Death

September 2019

DES MOINES, WA – On September 15th, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m., there was an inmate death in custody at SCORE Jail. Despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel, the inmate, a female, was unresponsive in her cell and unable to be revived, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Federal Way Police and the King County Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene. At this time the cause of death is unknown, but is being investigated in the manner of all in-custody deaths.


Inmate Death

April 2019

DES MOINES, WA – On April 9, 2019 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Corrections Officers at South Correctional Entity discovered an unresponsive male in a medical observation unit.  Corrections and Medical staff immediately began resuscitation efforts until the King County Medics arrived. The inmate was unable to be revived. Des Moines Police and the King County Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene. At this time, the cause of death is unknown. The deceased inmate is a 52-year-old male, who had been booked on April 5, 2019, by the Renton Police Department on a Tukwila warrant.

 No further information is available at this time.


South Correctional Entity Requests Proposals for Construction Services

November 2018

SOUTH CORRECTIONAL ENTITY (SCORE) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Notice is hereby given that SCORE is requesting proposals from qualified contractors to supply and install second story safety fencing. The Request for Proposal materials are posted at www.scorejail.org. Bidders are required to RSVP and attend a pre-bid site visit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Questions regarding the project must be submitted to SCORE by email by Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., Attn. Tim Paulsen at RFP@scorejail.org. Responses to questions will be posted by Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Proposals must be received by 2:00 PM (PST), Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at SCORE, Attention Tim Paulsen, 20817 17th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198. For more information and to RSVP the pre-bid site visit, prospective contractors should email RFP@scorejail.org.

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Inmate Death

January 2018

DES MOINES, WA – On January 3, 2018, at approximately 11:45 p.m. Corrections Officers at South Correctional Entity discovered an unresponsive female in a medical observation unit.  Corrections and Medical staff immediately began resuscitation efforts until the King County Medics arrived. The inmate was unable to be revived and pronounced dead. Des Moines Police and the King County Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene. At this time, the cause of death is unknown but believed to be a medical event. The deceased inmate is a 43-year-old female, who had been booked on December 30, 2017, by the SeaTac Police Department. 

No further information is available at this time.