Marijuana Justice Initiative

In Washington state, it is no longer considered criminal behavior for adults to possess a small amount of marijuana for personal use. The governor’s Marijuana Justice Initiative intends to recognize the evolution of the state’s beliefs about marijuana and, within existing capacity, provide clemency relief to some who have these convictions on their records. The Initiative will provide an expedited process to grant pardons to people with a single misdemeanor conviction on their criminal record for adult marijuana possession prosecuted under Washington state law.

Turning education into jobs for formerly incarcerated people

Two divided sides come together for historic change to state's deadly force law

Inslee announces initiative to pardon marijuana misdemeanors

Juvenile justice reform taking shape in Washington

Productive 2018 Legislature passes big wins for Washington

Inslee signs bill to ban bump stock devices like those used in the Las Vegas shooting

No longer ‘broken’: Pilot program helps incarcerated women overcome trauma

Inslee statement on passage of Senate bill to eliminate the death penalty

“I would like to thank Sens. Maureen Walsh and Reuven Carlyle, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who have been great allies in the fight to end the death penalty in Washington state.

Trained for success: Corrections program promotes rehabilitation, sustainability

LITTLEROCK — When Larry Vene went to prison 15 years ago for a drug conviction, he didn’t expect the path to his dream job would be through sewage.

Inslee names Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections

Gov. Jay Inslee has named Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections. Sinclair will begin the position immediately. He takes over from Jody Becker, Ph.D, who has been serving as acting secretary since January. She will continue at DOC as deputy secretary.

Inslee visits state crime lab, learns how Lean improvements decreased processing time for DNA tests by 20 percent

MARSYVILLE – Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste visited the Marysville Crime Lab today to learn more about Lean principles that resulted in a sharp reduction of processing times for forensic DNA tests.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding capture of suspect in Burlington shooting

"As governor of the state of Washington, I can say that our entire state is united tonight. I’ve been across the state today from Tacoma to Othello to Burlington and I can say that all of our hearts are in Burlington tonight.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding tonight's shooting in Burlington

"Tragedy has struck in Washington tonight. Our hearts are in Burlington where a shooter has taken the lives of at least four people. Many questions remain but our state patrol and local law enforcement are on the scene working swiftly to locate the shooter and clear the area.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding this morning’s shooting in Mukilteo

"Trudi and I send our deepest condolences to the families of the three young victims of this morning's shooting in Mukilteo and join the community in praying for the recovery of the young person taken to Harborview. These victims were just starting the new chapter of their lives as young adults.

Inslee continues accountability actions in DOC sentencing error; announces new acting secretary


Inslee releases investigative report on DOC sentencing errors

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today released an investigative report regarding sentencing miscalculations at the state Department of Corrections.

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding resignation of DOC Secretary Dan Pacholke

"Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke submitted his resignation this morning, saying he hoped that his move would end the political blood thirst of Senate Republicans. I doubt it will accomplish that, and I'm sorry to see a dedicated public servant end his tenure this way.

Inslee announces public health initiative to curb gun crime and suicide

fatalities statewide

BURIEN – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order that launches a statewide public health initiative to reduce and prevent gun-related fatalities and injuries.

Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on President Obama’s executive action regarding gun violence

“We know we can reduce gun violence and we have a moral and ethical obligation to do so. President Obama’s actions are important steps forward to address the root causes of this scourge by improving data sharing, more effectively implementing current law, and advancing gun safety technology.


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