MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill to set accountability measures in the operation of private detention facilities to be heard in House Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry Committee this Tuesday

WHAT: Hearing on HB 1470, Concerning private detention facilities, House Committee on Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry.

House Bill 1470, sponsored by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-Mukilteo, would establish accountability measures in private detention facilities including:

  • Creating a private right of action and civil penalties for violations of laws related to private detention facilities.
  • Specifying conditions for the operations of private detention facilities.
  • Requiring state and local agencies to inspect private detention facilities for compliance with food, workplace conditions, water and air quality, and performance audits.
  • Making private detention facilities subject to the Public Records Act.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 7 at 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: House Hearing Room D, John L. O’Brien Building, 504 15th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

To watch the hearing on TVW, please click here.