Tarra Simmons proposes minimum wage pay for incarcerated people


January 6, 2023

“If people can leave with enough money to have transportation, for housing, clothing, food and potentially some job training, hopefully they will have a better chance at not coming back.”

Leading with Conviction 2018 graduate and Washington State Representative Tarra Simmons has pre-filed HB 1024, otherwise referred to as the “Real Labor, Real Wages Act,” to close the loophole allowing slavery and involuntary servitude for incarcerated people in Washington and to ensure that those exiting prison have the financial support to reenter society and rebuild their lives.

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