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How Incarcerated People Are Building Political Power in Washington State

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2024
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Incarcerated people have testified before state lawmakers about legislation that would directly impact their lives, including bills to change the cost of prison communications and rein in extreme sentencing practices and the use of solitary confinement. Last April, when Washington State passed legislation ending the practice of automatically increasing adult sentences based on juvenile felony records, it marked the successful culmination of conversations that began in prison yards and rippled outward into rigorous organizing. Years before, many of us incarcerated in Washington realized we were serving longer sentences because of...

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