State prisons unsure about length of prisoner sentences, double-checking paperwork
OLYMPIA — The state Department of Corrections (DOC) is conducting a broad review to make sure offenders are serving the right amount of prison and community-supervision time.
DOC Acting Secretary Richard Morgan, in a memo sent Aug. 4 and updated this week, directed corrections staff to verify sentencing information before anyone is released from prison or community supervision.
“To ensure public safety, I am directing staff to verify supervision end dates,” Morgan wrote. He added that agency staff must check offenders’ records “prior to termination/closure from supervision or release from confinement.”