The Suburban Times
Leavitt bill to expand education opportunities for incarcerated people passes state House

The state House voted 96-2 Thursday to pass a strong bipartisan bill from Rep. Mari Leavitt (D-University Place) to create pathways from prison to postsecondary education for people who are incarcerated. By expanding access from prison to postsecondary and apprenticeship education, HB 1044 would invest in a workforce that wants to contribute to their communities, lower recidivism rates, improve public safety and save taxpayer dollars.

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