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Jay Inslee

3,200 prisoners released prematurely

22 Dec, 2015

Governor Inslee announces that over the past 13 years, an estimated 3,200 convicted felons were released early from Washington state prisons because of errors in calculating good time credit. The median number of days that inmates were mistakenly released early is 49 days. The governor has hired two retired federal prosecutors to conduct an independent review of how the error occurred and why it took 13 years to resolve.

That this problem was allowed to continue for 13 years is deeply disappointing to me, totally unacceptable and, frankly, maddening.