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This photo shows the view of a prison corridor from behind a barred door. Secure doors are seen lining the walls, and one door is open.
23 Mar
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Crosscut: Washington state’s other epidemic: Mass incarceration

by Marcus Harrison Green In all, the decadeslong epidemic has devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands and counting. The diagnosis was handed down in a report released last month by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and researchers at the University ...

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Sen. Darneille talking with two other senators on the Senate floor.
18 Mar
0

Special Update: Coronavirus

Dear neighbors, We wrapped up the 2020 legislative session last week, and updates about legislation will be coming soon.  For now, I’d like to take a moment to assure you that the Legislature and our state agencies are taking our ...

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Sen. Darneille with Page Dana Hicks, March 3, 2020.
09 Mar
0

Dana Hicks serves as page in Washington State Senate

Dana Hicks, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of March 6. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) sponsored Hicks’s week in the Legislature.

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04 Mar
0

Senate passes several criminal justice reform bills

OLYMPIASeveral criminal justice reform bills that moved out of the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee last week were passed in the Senate this week. “We are approving important legislation that puts people first by setting them ...

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