Bill would exempt inmate search list from public records law
February 9, 2023
OLYMPIA — Victims and witnesses who track perpetrators in prison to know when they are released will be able to keep their identities private, if a bill that passed the Senate with 49 votes becomes law.
“This bill creates a safer environment for the victims and survivors, and they are not placed again in harm’s way because of a public records request,” T’wina Nobles, D-Fircrest,, said.
The state Department of Corrections provides a tracking program for victims and witnesses so they can know when the person who victimized them is released into the community.
The current law pro...