Bill to ban private prisons wins bipartisan support
Would close an ICE facility in Tacoma in 2025
Last updated 3/3/2021 at 8:09am
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.
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