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Articles by Hank Balson

Court Orders Washington DOC to Stop Dragging Its Feet on Sex Offender Release Plans

Court Orders Washington DOC to Stop Dragging Its Feet
on Sex Offender Release Plans

by Hank Balson

The Washington Court of Appeals ruled in May that the state's Department of Corrections (DOC) has been illegally delaying decisions on early release plans for sex offenders, depriving certain prisoners of their ...

ADA Settlement at Washington Special Commitment Center

By Hank Balson

In December 2000, the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) settled a lawsuit brought by seven disabled residents of the Washington Special Commitment Center (SCC), the state's civil commitment facility to confine sex offenders who have been ...