By Renee Diaz
Washington State Journal 

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...

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