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Inmate Labor

Washington Ballot Measure - SJR 8212

Election: General Nov. 1, 2007 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Constitution
Employment and Affirmative Action

Yes
934,917
(60.71%)

Argument For

No
605,101
(39.29%)

Argument Against

Measure Text

The legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on inmate labor. This amendment would authorize state-operated inmate labor programs and programs in which inmate labor is used by private entities through state contracts, and prohibit privately operated programs from unfairly competing with Washington businesses.

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