Tuesday, February 27, 2024
A look at how the criminal legal system is more complex that "good guys" versus "bad guys."
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Monday, February 5, 2024
Like many community partners, we are disappointed that King County has announced the decision to delay the closing of the youth jail past the year 2025.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
We lock up too many people, for too long, without considering the impacts of incarceration.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Over 30 labor, tribal, medical groups, and criminal justice organizations joined the ACLU-WA and FAMM in support of a bill that retroactively and prospectively repeals the use of prior juvenile convictions to automatically enhance future sentences in adult courts.
Friday, February 3, 2023
Maintaining or increasing penalties for drug possession and relying on jails and prosecution as a pathway to treatment would be repeating the mistakes of the past and continuing the failed legacy and racially inequitable outcomes of the War on Drugs. 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
The Substance Use Recovery Services Advisory Committee (SURSAC) released its plan to the legislature that includes a number of public-health centered recommendations, including decriminalization of drug possession and the creation of a safe supply work group.
Thursday, December 22, 2022
When the state Legislature convenes on Jan. 9, lawmakers will have the opportunity to address the racially biased practices and devastating consequences of the failed War on Drugs by replacing a system that stigmatizes and criminalizes people with substance use disorders with one that treats drug use with a public health approach. 
Friday, August 12, 2022
This rise in mass incarceration is a result of decades of “tough on crime” policies, mandatory minimums and harsh sentencing practices leading to the growth of the prison industrial complex.  
Monday, August 31, 2020
Those released from jail due to COVID-19 should never have been in jail in the first place. We can't go back to mass incarceration.