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KBCS Year-End Fund Drive

The on-air portion of the KBCS Year-End Fund Drive has ended, but there's still time to help close the gap on our goal. Please make a tax-deductible gift to support the programming you count on. Thank you!

$50,000 Goal

76.98%

Drive ends: December 15, 2017

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Lawsuit Against the Northwest Detention Center

September 21, 2017 - 11:08 am

On September 20th, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against the GEO Group, the second-largest private prison provider in the country, which operates the Northwest Detention Center. The state’s lawsuit asks the court to order the company to give up the profits netted from paying detainees up to one dollar a day for their work in the detention center.

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama caught Maru Mora Villalpando, community organizer of Northwest Detention Center Resistance, on the phone to talk about the conditions regarding work inside the Northwest Detention Center, for its detainees.