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DOC could set parolees free

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 …


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 …


Documents: Guard murder suspect said he deserves death

The prison inmate accused of strangling Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl in a chapel at the Monroe Correctional Complex last month told investigators that he deserves to die, according to documents …


Gregoire speaks at prison guard memorial

Corrections officer Jayme Biendl was remembered Tuesday as a courageous and caring woman who loved her job, her co-workers and her family. Gov. Chris Gregoire, speaking at a nearly two-hour …


Airway Heights prison to lose about 45 jobs

Cuts at Washington state prisons will eliminate about 45 jobs at Airway Heights Corrections Center and could cancel a rehabilitative program designed to prepare inmates for re-entry to society. “It’s …


State makes plans for prison layoffs

Cuts at Washington state prisons will eliminate about 45 jobs at Airway Heights Corrections Center and could cancel a rehabilitative program designed to prepare inmates for reentry to society. “It’s …