SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5111


                                                            AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Pullen, Niemi, Thorsness, McCaslin and Johnson)



Read first time 3/6/89.



AN ACT Relating to work training release; and adding a new section to chapter 72.65 RCW.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 72.65 RCW to read as follows:

          (1) The department shall establish, by rule, inmate eligibility standards for participation in the work release program.

          (2) The department shall:

          (a) Conduct an annual examination of each work release facility and its security procedures;

          (b) Investigate and set standards for the inmate supervision policies of each work release facility;

          (c) Establish physical standards for future work release structures to ensure the safety of inmates, employees, and the surrounding communities;

          (d) Evaluate its recordkeeping of serious infractions to determine if infractions are properly and consistently assessed against inmates eligible for work release;

          (e) Report to the legislature on a case management procedure to evaluate and determine those inmates on work release who are in need of treatment.  The department shall establish in the report a written treatment plan best suited to the inmate's needs, cost, and the relationship of community placement and community corrections officers to a system of case management;

          (f) Adopt a policy to encourage businesses employing work release inmates to contact the appropriate work release facility whenever an inmate is absent from his or her work schedule.  The department of corrections shall provide each employer with written information and instructions on who should be called if a work release employee is absent from work or leaves the job site without authorization; and

          (g) Develop a siting policy, in conjunction with cities, counties, community groups, and the department of community development for the establishment of additional work release facilities.  Such policy shall include at least the following elements:  (i) Guidelines for appropriate site selection of work-release facilities; (ii) notification requirements to local government and community groups of intent to site a work release facility; and (iii) guidelines for effective community relations by the work release program operator.

          The department shall comply with the requirements of this section by July 1, 1990.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 11, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                             Passed the House April 5, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.