SB 5465, Creating an Office of the Corrections Ombuds, Has Made it Through the Senate

Photo of Washington State Senate floor.

March 9, 2017

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 7, SB 5465 passed out of the Washington State Senate and is now headed to the House for consideration. It was voted out unanimously and keeps us on the road towards independent prison oversight in Washington!

Disability Rights Washington joined with other stakeholders to create a Coalition for an Independent Corrections Ombuds, to push for legislation in the 2017 session that would establish a corrections ombuds office in our state. Read more about the Guiding Principles for the Coalition and get a list of Coalition Members, and watch the video on the need for independent oversight.