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Articles by Carrie Roth

Legislative Update

By Carrie Roth, Prison/Community Alliance

As most of you already know, until last November we were planning on trying an initiative to the people which would eliminate the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board. If we had gotten 150,001 signatures within a specified period of time, we could have put ...

Prison/Community Alliance Update

By Carrie Roth

The Prisoner/Community Alliance received a phone call from former Rep. Doug Sayan on Jan. 21, 1992. He said that the draft bill is now at the Code Revisors Office. The bill is an Omnibus bill which will include several aspects of sentencing. As of this date ...

Prison/Community Alliance Update

The Prison/Community Alliance (P/CA) has made progress. It now appears we will be able to have legislation proposed directly to the legislature this January. If this happens we will not be doing the initiative for the November 1992 election.

A sequence of events has shown we have the ...

Civil Commitment

by Carrie Roth, Prison/Community Alliance

The Special Commitment Center (SCC) is a block of prison cells in the Special Offenders Center (SOC) in Monroe, WA. Eleven men are now housed in the prison under the Civil Commitment law passed in 1990. Although the center is in a prison owned ...

Prison/Community Alliance Update

By Carrie Roth

I received a copy of the June 24, 1991 indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) minutes today and in it is another example of the ISRBs' inability to adequately perform their duties. In the minutes is a short paragraph which states, "Ms. Bail sent a memorandum to Chase ...

Prison/Community Alliance Update

By Carrie Roth

June 10, 1991 the Legislature went back into session and by the time this is read the session should be over. This is a time when there is a lot of speculation and rumors going around. One rumor is that Senator Gary Locke is against the continuation ...