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Special Session Day 3: Early release a bad idea, prison officials say

OLYMPIA – A legislative proposal to release some inmates a few months early as a budget-saving measure is a bad idea, prison officials warned Thursday.
The state already ordered early release for many non-violent, low-risk inmates in previous years as a way to help balance other budgets. Those still behind bars are some of the highest risk prisoners who were convicted of violent or sexual crimes, suffer from mental illness or have a high possibility of committing new crimes, Corrections Director Eldon Vail said.
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