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Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Some Washington felons may be headed back to prison after a computer error mistakenly allowed them to be released early.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that 3,200 Washington prisoners were let go before their sentences were complete. For the last 13 years, a Department of CorrectionsContinue reading Washington Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early

Family members say Joel’s Law could have saved murdered Spokane woman

If the Washington State Legislature passes 'Joel's Law' this year -- a bill that offers a way for families to appeal to the courts if their family members have been denied involuntary commitment -- it comes too late for the friends and family of Sheena Henderson of Spokane. Continue reading Family members say Joel’s Law could have saved murdered Spokane woman

DSHS seeks legislation for mental health competency services

The state Department of Social and Health Services will seek legislation this session that would allow it to provide some competency rehabilitation services outside of state psychiatric hospitals. The move comes after a federal judge ruled in December that wait times for criminal defendants in jail to be evaluated for competency to stand trial were too long and unconstitutional. Continue reading DSHS seeks legislation for mental health competency services

McCleary school funding hearing set for Sept. 3, TVW will carry live

Washington Supreme Court The Washington Supreme Court is ordering lawyers for the state to appear before justices next week to explain why the Legislature should not be held in contempt for failing to provide a complete plan for funding education. TVW will cover the hearing live on television at 2 p.m. on Sept. 3. Continue reading McCleary school funding hearing set for Sept. 3, TVW will carry live
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