OPINION: Now is the Time To End Private Prisons in Washington State

by Sen. Rebecca Saldaña The Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma incarcerates immigrants as their immigration cases—which can take years—play out in court. Don’t let the name “detention center” fool you; this 1,575-bed facility is a prison–the only private for-profit prison in Washington state, owned by the GEO Group, one of the largest operators of … Continue reading OPINION: Now is the Time To End Private Prisons in Washington State