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Thank You for helping pass Criminal Justice Bills 2018

Friends,  We can all celebrate the passage in both houses of the state legislature of not one but two of the criminal justice bills that we have worked on for at least the past ten years An Independent Corrections Ombuds (HB 1889) passed the Senate last week on a 48 to 0 vote!  Because of some amendments in the Senate, this version will have to be returned to the House for final passage, and then sent to the Governor for his signature.  For the roll call in the Senate, see: http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1889&Year=2017&BillNumber=1889&Year=2017#rollCallPopup Reform of Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) for persons released from prison (HB 1783) also passed the Senate, with a 32 to 17 vote!  There were no amendments in the Senate, so the bill is expected to move directly to the Governor, for his signature.  For the roll call in the Senate, see: http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1783&Year=2017&BillNumber=1783&Year=2017#rollCallPopup If your legislators voted for these…

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