Bill that bans private prisons wins bipartisan support
Last updated 3/10/2021 at 2:17pm
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) the prime sponsor of the bill and who serves Mukilteo in the 21st Legislative District.
"And it's ea...