Tag Archives: prison

SRC On Air: Sen. Judy Warnick on KONA Radio in the Tri Cities

By tracyellis | Published on February 03, 2022

Sen. Judy Warnick talks with KONA Radio’s The Bottom Line about a bill passed by Senate Democrats that would let murderers, rapists, and other violent criminals pursue quicker release from prison. She also discusses agriculture and one-party rule.

AUDIO: 20th District Legislative Update

By tracyellis | Published on 

Listen to this 20th District Legislative Update with Sen. John Braun.

Topics: Democrat bill that would let violent criminals pursue quicker release from prison and importance of assuring that bills are affordable.

AUDIO: Senate majority passes bill that would let murderers, rapists pursue quicker release from prison

By tracyellis | Published on February 02, 2022

A bill making it easier for violent criminals to get out of prison passed in the state Senate.

Tracy Ellis reports.

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

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Sen. Mike Padden

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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