Inslee issues proclamation on prison commitments

December 17, 2020


Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today prohibiting unapproved transportation of individuals to state correctional facilities.

DOC – Prison Commitments (20-80):

This proclamation prohibits all public agencies from transporting any individual to a state correctional facility without the advance permission of the Department of Corrections, and waives relevant statutory obligations for DOC to accept those transfers. This effort will assist the DOC in mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This order is effective immediately and expires January 3, 2021.

Read the full proclamation here.

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