It’s better than we could have wished for! Senator Jeannie Darneille has introduced an excellent bill that would establish a Post Conviction Review Process for everyone who has served 15 years in prison, with possible release depending on a person’s behavior in prison. It also creates the board that would conduct the reviews by changing the name of the ISRB to the Post Conviction Review Board, moving it out of the DOC and into the governor’s office, and adding board members with expertise in rehabilitation and racial equity.
A hearing is scheduled THIS THURSDAY, Jan 31 at 1:30 in Hearing Room C of the Cherberg Building on the capitol campus in Olympia.Senator Darneille has requested written rather than oral testimony. Please email her right away and let her know why this bill is so badly needed and what it means to you personally.
Jeannie.Darneille@leg.wa.gov J.Darneille@leg.wa.gov IMPORTANT!
(Correction January 30, 2019. A couple of people have commented that the original email address that we gave out for Ms. Darneille did not go through. Although Carol has used that address successfully in the past, we think it is best if people use the address from the official website, which is J.Darneille@leg.wa.gov Kent James, webmaster for Prison Voice Washington)
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