Thurston County Accountability and Restitution Center (ARC)
Thurston County’s Accountability and Restitution Center (ARC) reached completion in 2010. The ARC is intended to replace the current Thurston County jail which has faced severe overcrowding and is worn out after more than 34 years of use. However, the county has faced challenges with opening the ARC including the cost of operations. Thurston County Commissioners and the Sheriff engaged a consultant in 2011. The MGT of America report recommended several actions that could be taken to allow the ARC to open. A committee of law and justice system partners and others is now working on implementation of various measures that would allow the ARC to be utilized as intended. On these pages you can read the consultant’s report, track the work of the committee and follow the steps needed to guide the project to conclusion.