Tag Archives: prison

SRC On Air: Sen. Mike Padden on The Commute with Carlson on KVI Radio

By tracyellis | Published on 

Senator Mike Padden talks to John Carlson on KVI about an effort by Washington lawmakers to empty prison cells and return convicted felons to the street and how it’s creating new public safety risks across the state.

Senate report sounds alarm about effort to empty prisons, return felons to the street

By tracyellis | Published on September 15, 2021

Three Senators held a news conference to release “PRISON ALARM BELLS: Five Years of Failure at the Department of Corrections – and What Washington Can Do About It.”

Senator Mike Padden details problems at the scandal plagued state Department of Corrections

By tracyellis | Published on January 15, 2020

The prison problems are prompting a trio of Senate Republicans to introduce a package of sweeping reforms. Senators Padden, Keith Wagoner and Steve O’Ban are sponsoring measures.

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This Week in Olympia 8/26-8/29: Legislature Sues Gov, Eastern WA Worries About Fire and Water, and Prison Problems

By tracyellis | Published on August 29, 2019

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