Rep. Peter Abbarno reacts to KTTH’s Jason Rantz over planned fall closure of Larch Corrections Center in Clark County


The Washington Department of Corrections announced Monday it will close the Larch Corrections Center in Clark County, citing a declining prison population. Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, says its a mistake to close prisons when crime is on the rise. Abbarno spoke with KTTH’s Jason Rantz on Tuesday, saying “nothing about this announcement should be construed as a victory on reducing crime,” adding that it is “all about bad priorities.”

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