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.

Making Washington's prisons safer and more humane

Since the 1980s, correctional systems have heavily relied on restrictive housing — also known as disciplinary segregation, isolation or solitary confinement. It was originally intended as a way to manage people who commit violence while incarcerated by restricting movement and privileges.

Inslee to provide clemency relief to individuals still serving community supervision solely on invalid drug possession convictions

Washington state has instituted a new process to allow indiv

Inslee statement on charging decision in Manny Ellis case

“I thank Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his office for a comprehensive investigation into the death of Manny Ellis last year in Tacoma.

2021 legislative session ends with historic wins for climate, COVID relief

Inslee directs Ferguson to investigate Pierce County Sheriff Troyer

Gov. Jay Inslee directed Attorney General Bob Ferguson today to investigate Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer for potential criminal violations in late January when the sheriff called 911 and claimed that a black man in his neighborhood had threatened to kill him.

Inslee statement on Chauvin trial verdict

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today regarding the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Inslee signs commutations following Blake decision

Inslee announces Washington's historic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Gov. Inslee statement on death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“We have lost one of the greatest American patriots to ever serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was so much more than a judge; she was one of America’s greatest champions for justice, in the truest sense of the word. Trudi and I are devastated.

Joint response to the demobilization of federal agents in Seattle

Inslee announces new investigation into death of Manuel Ellis

“I have become convinced that the Pierce County Sheriff should not complete the investigation of the death of Manuel Ellis and the county prosecutor should not review the investigation and make charging decisions.

Inslee pledges independent review of Manuel Ellis' death

“Today, I committed to Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards that the State of Washington will conduct an independent review of the investigation and any charging decisions related to the death of Manuel Ellis.

Inslee statement on Monroe Correctional Complex disturbance

“Last night’s disturbance ended without injury and we recognize the grave concerns of the incarcerated individuals and their families about COVID-19 in correctional facilities all over the state.

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


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