Department of Corrections

DOC Doing Away With Standard Terms to Describe Inmates
SEATTLE (AP) — The state Department of Corrections is changing the language it uses to describe Washington's nearly 19,000 people behind bars.
KOMO-TV reports that corrections Secretary Richard Morgan sent a memo to staff saying those serving time in prison will no longer be referred to as…
Prisons Chief Orders Review of Inmate Sentences
OLYMPIA (AP) — The state Department of Corrections is conducting a review to determine whether offenders are serving the correct amount of prison time.
The Seattle Times reports the department's acting secretary, Richard Morgan, called on staff in a memo updated this week to make sure sent…
Inslee Appoints Acting Head of Department of Corrections
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the appointment of an acting secretary to the state Department of Corrections, as well as a resignation, two demotions and two reprimands of state employees related to the erroneous early release of prisoners over a 13-year period. Ins...
Senate Panel Holds Hearing on DOC Investigation
 
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Senate panel is beginning its formal hearings into its inquiry into the erroneous early release of prisoners in Washington state. The Senate Law and Justice Committee released thousands of pages of documents gathered as parts of investigation, including emails from the state…
Washington Corrections Secretary Resigns
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke has resigned from his position Saturday. Pacholke said in his resignation letter that he hoped that his resignation would satisfy "the politicians who would use this tragic event for their political purposes.&am…

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