Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding DOC’s update and condolences to victim’s family

“Today’s news from DOC is absolutely gut-wrenching and heart-breaking. I spoke with Lindsay Hill’s family today and let them know that Washingtonians’ hearts are with them during these very difficult days.  

Inslee announces immediate actions to fix 13-year-old sentencing errors discovered at state prisons

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the immediate actions he ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to take following the discovery of a long-standing sentencing computation issue that resulted in a narrow subset of offenders being given excessive “good time” and leaving prison early.

Inslee appoints Dan Pacholke as Secretary of the Washington Department of Corrections

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he’s appointed Dan Pacholke to serve as the new Secretary of Corrections for the State of Washington, effective October 17, 2015.

DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds With Children

OLYMPIA -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s statement on today’s hearing regarding repeal of Washington’s death penalty law

“I was glad to see the House Judiciary Committee take testimony today on Rep. Reuven Carlyle’s bill to repeal Washington state’s death penalty law.

Inslee, state leaders launch comprehensive review of state's criminal justice system

Justice Reinvestment effort will inform efforts to reduce crime and recidivism, increase public safety, and address forecasted shortage of prison capacity 

Gov. Jay Inslee announces capital punishment moratorium

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is imposing a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty in Washington state.

Governor Jay Inslee and bipartisan group of legislators urge tougher DUI laws

“There are no more free passes for those who choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.” That was the message from Gov.

Governor Inslee's remarks announcing a capital punishment moratorium

Establishing the Washington State Justice Reinvestment Taskforce

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