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By Patric Haerle
Wash. State Journal 

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.

“When you have to report to [stakeholders] that profit, there is a con...

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