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Prematurely Reopening the Economy Puts Profits Over People
Columbia Legal Services (CLS) grieves the loss of Sarah Leyrer – a fierce, caring advocate, and our colleague from 2008 to 2015. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.
Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, how is the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) ensuring safety for people serving long sentences in its custody? In the last five months, family members, advocates, organizers, and, most importantly, incarcerated...
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Court Upholds the Power of the Executive Over Individuals’ Constitutional Rights
Updated answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 prison lawsuit against WA Governor and DOC Secretary.
In a divided opinion, the Washington Supreme Court issued their opinions. The majority opinion confirms the order issued on April 23, the day of the oral argument, and provides additional reasoning from both the majority and the dissent.
Class action lawsuit alleges Stemilt Ag Services violated federal anti-trafficking and state laws by intimidating farm workers and threatening not to rehire them
Demanda Colectiva afirma que Stemilt Ag Services violó leyes federales contra la trata de personas y leyes estatales al intimidar a trabajadores agrícolas y amenazarles con no volver a contratarlos
Changed Circumstances Include 100 Positive COVID-19 Cases at Coyote Ridge CC and 19.2% Overall Positive Test Rate Among Persons in DOC Custody.
Motion requesting that the Washington Supreme Court accept additional evidence in seeking action by the State to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Department of Corrections facilities.