Get smart on property crime to lower state’s incarceration rate: An Editorial

A smart-on-crime approach to property crime could ease demand for $480 million new prison.

WASHINGTON’S prison system is jampacked. Inmates are already sleeping on the floor at some prisons, and projections suggest a “tough-on-crime” approach would only make it worse.

The state is predicted to need 1,400 new prison beds by 2024, at a cost of up to $480 million over

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