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Marcie Sillman talks with Jorge Baron, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, about why Washington counties are not detaining immigrants per the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Cheryl Snow, one of the attorneys representing Rosemary Saffioti, about the lawsuit filed against the Snohomish County. In July 2012, Saffioti's 22-year-old son Michael died in the county jail after failing to receive proper medical care. Michael Saffioti died from a severe allergic reaction to dairy after consuming a meal that contained dairy.

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Someday in the not too distant future, social service programs in the Northwest could get funding from Wall Street.

The Pierce County jail is facing a hefty 8 percent budget shortfall. So far, 30 jobs are slated to be lost and two jail units, which can house more than 160 inmates, are set to close. Officials say even with these reductions, the budget crises will not be fixed.

Ross Reynolds talks with Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor about how these cuts will affect the jail and public safety.

A federal review team is taking a close look at the Snohomish County Jail in Everett this week. The review comes after last month’s death of a jail inmate. It was the eighth such death since 2010.

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A new law that took effect this week in Washington allows people wrongfully convicted of crimes to sue the state for damages. Alan Northrop will be one of the first to file a claim.