Photo by Patrick Robinson
Vandals spray painted "Against Prisons" along with an anarchy sign and broke the glass door of West Seattle's Department of Corrections branch on 35th Ave S.W. shortly after 4 a.m. on August 1.

Vandals ‘against prisons’ hit West Seattle Department of Corrections branch

Shortly after 4 a.m. on August 1, unknown vandals broke the glass front door of the West Seattle DOC branch on the 6300 block of 35th Ave S.W. and spray painted an anarchist sign and “Against Prisons” on the wall, according to police.

Todd Johnson with DOC said the buildings alarm went off around 4:30 a.m. He said there was also damage to a window near the entrance that seemed consistent with someone trying to break in.

Det. Mark Jamieson with the Seattle Police Department said officers responded and filed a report, but there are no suspects in the case at this time.

Anarchistnews.org, whose stated goal is to “provide a non-sectarian source for news about and of concern to anarchists” on their website, made mention of the attack as well.

“Last night a Department of Corrections office in West Seattle had its windows broken. ‘Against Prison’ was written on the building as well. In solidarity with all those who face the everyday violence and repression of prison and the police. Fire to the prisons,” the anarchistnews.org posting said.

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