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By Patric Haerle
WNPA News Service 

Right and left agree on bill banning private prisons in state

Mukilteo representative: incarcerated have the least voice of anybody


Last updated 3/7/2021 at 8:51am

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Washington's only private detention center is proposed for closure.

House Bill 1090 prohibits any person, business or government from operating private, for-profit detention facilities.

It recently passed in the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support, and will receive a Senate vote in the coming weeks.

"When you have to report to (stakeholders) that profit, there is a conflict with meeting the needs of those that are incarcerated," said Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-Mukilteo, who was prime sponsor of the bill. "And it's easy to abuse, because those who are incarcerated have t...

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