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Public News Service - WA: Criminal Justice

Numbers at the Northwest Detention Center have swelled under the Trump administration's ramped-up detention of immigrants. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. - More than 400 immigrants at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma are holding a three-day hunger strike to protest conditions in the facility. The Northwest Detention Center, the largest facility for detained immigrants on the West Coast, is owned by the private prison group GEO.

The ACLU of Washington says children in Grays Harbor County have routinely been held in detention without adequate legal representation. (AlexRaths/iStockphoto)

SEATTLE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington says children charged with crimes aren't getting the legal help they deserve, and it wants the state to change that. The ACLU filed a lawsuit last week against the Office of Public Defense for allegedly failing to provide proper lega

Advocates are in Olympia today urging lawmakers to protect older adults from financial exploitation. (TheDigitalWay/Pixabay)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Thousands of Washingtonians are calling on state lawmakers to protect older adults from financial exploitation. Advocates delivered nearly 8,000 petitions to lawmakers in every district today, asking them to pass companion bills HB 1153 and SB 5099. The bills would increase th

An Institute for Justice study found Washington state collected $108 million in civil forfeiture proceeds between 2001 and 2013. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Law enforcement can seize the assets of Washingtonians who are simply suspected of a crime, but that could change in the 2017 legislative session. The bipartisan bill HB 1016 would prohibit law enforcement from seizing property from people who have not been found guilty and o

The group NWDC Resistance says the Northwest Detention Center is over capacity and questions the conditions and treatment of immigrants held there. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

SEATTLE – As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office and many wonder if he will follow through on plans to increase deportations, Washington state immigrant communities say they've been here before. Maru Mora Villalpando, an immigrant-rights organizer and founder of Latino Advoc

According to new research, Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other group. (Jennifer B/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. – Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other group of people in the United States. That's according to research reported in the article "The Police Killings No One is Talking About" for "In These Times." Compared with other groups, such as African Amer

Republican nominee Donald Trump holds a fundraiser in Seattle on Tuesday. (Mark Nozell/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Republican nominee Donald Trump will visit Seattle - one of the country's many so-called sanctuary cities - for a fundraiser Tuesday. The candidate has changed his tone on immigration recently, saying he would "work with" undocumented immigrants if elected. But Trump said sanctuary

A federal judge has ordered that Washington state must evaluate the mental competency of inmates in jail within two weeks. (the_kid_cl/flickr)

SEATTLE – Washington state owes nearly $500,000 in fines over the last month for failing to provide mental competency evaluations within a week to inmates in jail. The state has been fined $500 a day for each inmate who waits between 7 and 13 days for an evaluation, and a $1,000 each day aft

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