NEW BUILDING ALERT!
Governor Inslee and the Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) want to add 300 "forensic" beds to Western State Hospital. The state confines "incompetent" people in these beds until they are "competent" and can be prosecuted or else indefinitely confined at the hospital.
No New Washington Prisons says no to spending more than $600 million on an expanded mental health prison. The state should spend these funds on community mental health care and other necessities.
No new buildings, no new beds!
It's time to #FreeThemAll
More info on this campaign to come!
Members of the Washington State legislators are introducing bills that will hand more power to cops, courts, and prosecutors. No more!
These bills will only increase our reliance on prisons to solve social problems and will ultimately harm Black and Indigenous folks, disabled folks, queer and trans folks, and poor folks.
To make our communities safer, we need to devote resources to more housing, childcare, health care, arts, education, and environmental protection and clean-up, not more cuffs and cages.
IN THE 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
STOP CRIMINALIZATION 2021
NLG Seattle Chapter