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Washington

FAMM continued its work to advance second chances in Washington during the 2023 legislative session, which ended on April 24th. We advocated legislation to expand Washington’s second look sentencing mechanism and implement retroactive sentencing reforms.

On April 22nd, the Legislature passed HB 1324 – one of FAMM’s two priority bills. The bill, as introduced, would have prospectively and retroactively ended the practice of automatically enhancing a person’s sentence based on prior convictions adjudicated in the juvenile justice system. Unfortunately, the bill passed as prospective only. FAMM will be back in Washington in 2024 fighting for retroactivity.

Questions? Contact Daniel Landsman, FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy, at dlandsman@famm.org for more information.

2023 Legislative Priorities

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