Stories tagged: department of corrections
Sat., June 11, 2016
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 …
Fri., June 3, 2016
Editorials cover raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age, and the Senate GOP report on the Department of Corrections scandal.
Fri., April 15, 2016
The Senate majority caucus billed its fact-finding mission as a “truly independent” alternative to Inslee’s DOC investigation, but it has now become hopelessly mired in election-year squabbling.
Thu., April 7, 2016
An attorney for the state didn’t realize how big a problem Washington faced when told a computer program was releasing inmates from prison before their sentences were served, a new …
Wed., March 23, 2016
Senate committee demands records about former Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner from department and governor’s office.
Tue., March 22, 2016
Washington’s prisons have stepped up safety after a corrections officer was murdered in 2011, but individual facilities still lack certain improvements.
Thu., March 10, 2016
For any resident who can prove citizenship, registering to vote should be cleared of any roadblocks.
Mon., March 7, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee announces disciplinary action from early release of prisoners, names acting corrections secretary.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Veronica Medina-Gonzalez filed a $5 million claim against the state Friday in the death of her 17-year-old son, Ceasar Medina, allegedly at the hands of a state inmate released early. …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016
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
A former official of the Washington Department of Corrections has resigned from her job in another state agency.
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
State officials say the assistant attorney general who advised Corrections officials they didn’t need to recalculate prisoners’ sentences after discovering a sentencing software error has stepped down.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
Legislators subpoena records from the Corrections Department and governor’s office on inmate releases.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016
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., Jan. 14, 2016
Governor, senators spar over investigation of prison release mistakes.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016
OLYMPIA – A Senate committee questioned Senate Law and Justice Committee to grill Department of Corrections on screw up that led to thousands of inmates being released early.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016
Issues the Washington Legislature will face include education funding, charter schools and carbon pollution.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016
Prematurely released inmates have allegedly killed two, and others remain free because sentencing software was not updated.
Thu., Dec. 31, 2015
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
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
A computer programming error allowed some 3,200 inmates out of prison before their sentences were up.
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
The morning after a brush fire off Geiger Boulevard burned a few acres near the highway, the men of Heights 43 got to work. Wearing heavy black boots and green …
Sat., April 18, 2015
The family of an Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate who died after guards allegedly ignored his medical condition and treated his diabetic episode as a behavioral problem won an $8 …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
A former Washington Department of Corrections officer is suing his employer for what he says were years of racially motivated verbal and physical abuse at the Okanogan County field office. …
Thu., July 3, 2014
Beginning Friday, inmates in Washington state prisons will no longer be disciplined for hurting themselves or attempting suicide, a news release from the state Department of Corrections said. Attempts at …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
Fred W. Nolan Jr. presses one finger after another against a window at the Spokane County Jail. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, his birthday: five days he spent on …
Tue., May 29, 2012
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Graysun Sherwood lay sprawled across his grandmother’s lap, a red Kool-Aid stain ringing his mouth. A 3-year-old napping amid the sounds of powwow — the drumming, …
Fri., March 2, 2012
A man authorities believe is a fugitive from Spokane was found dead in a Western Washington lake Wednesday.
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012
Authorities today arrested a federal inmate that walked away from a scheduled medical appointment on Spokane’s South Hill several days ago. The U.S. Marshals-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2011
Prison inmates convicted of murder and other violent crimes could be released without supervision if state lawmakers agree to a drastic set of cuts outlined by the state Department of …