Stories tagged: early release
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Spokane students to be released early Friday
Spokane Public Schools students will be released 1 hour and 15 minutes early Friday, Dec. 1.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Confirmation of state prison director stalled as Inslee, Padden disagree over prison oversight
Confirmation of the new head of the Department of Corrections was stalled Tuesday in a disagreement over independent oversight of the agency between Gov. Jay Inslee and the Spokane Valley …
Wed., March 15, 2017
Prison reform bill provides needed oversight
The scandal at DOC exposed serious management flaws. Lawmakers are right to step in and hold the agency accountable with independent oversight.
Sat., June 11, 2016
Sen. Mike Padden: DOC, governor must accept responsibility for deadly prison releases
It is dismaying to hear a spokeswoman for the governor claim the Senate’s investigation revealed nothing new, even though the governor’s own report on the matter absolved most agency managers …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Inmates released early because of bad management, Senate Republicans say
Senate report on early release of prisoners criticizes Corrections Department management, governor’s office.
Fri., March 4, 2016
Editorial: State’s prison scandal hits home
A tragic consequence to the state’s prison-release scandal hits Spokane family.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
Senate panel holds hearing on early release of prisoners
A Senate panel moved into the next stage of its inquiry into the erroneous early release of prisoners in Washington state, releasing thousands of pages of documents gained through legislative …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
State official resigns after prisoners released early
A former official of the Washington Department of Corrections has resigned from her job in another state agency.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
Legislative panel likely to issue subpoenas over prisoners’ early release
A Senate committee that controls the flow of legislation could issue subpoenas later this week to the Department of Corrections as part of an inquiry into problems that led to …
Thu., Dec. 31, 2015, 11:47 a.m.
Prisoner mistakenly released early a suspect in fatal shooting in Spokane
A man mistakenly released early because of a computer error should have been in prison on the day he allegedly shot and killed a teenager during a Spokane robbery in …
Thu., Dec. 24, 2015, 12:20 p.m.
3 inmates released early committed new crimes, state says
Three inmates who were released from prison early because of mistakes in the state computer system committed new crimes when they still should have been incarcerated, state officials said Thursday.
Tue., Dec. 22, 2015, 2:04 p.m.
Computer error freed 3,200 inmates early since 2002
A computer programming error allowed some 3,200 inmates out of prison before their sentences were up.
Fri., April 29, 2011
Don’t release ‘worst of the worst,’ prison officials beg
OLYMPIA – A legislative proposal to release some inmates a few months early as a budget-saving measure is a bad idea, Washington prison officials warned Thursday. The state already ordered …