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Sentencing Error Information

In 2015, there was a discovery of a long-standing sentencing computation issue that resulted in a narrow subset of inmates being given excessive “good time (pdf)” and leaving prison early. Subsequently, case reviews were completed for all inmate sentences potentially affected and a software fix to the computation issue was implemented in 2016.

Release Information

Releases between December 17, 2011 – December 17, 2015.

Potential Sentence Recalculated Inmate Releases (pdf)
Any inmate released with a flat-time enhancement/mandatory count.
1,530
Not Impacted
After review, inmate never owed time and no additional review is necessary.
399
Compliant after release
After review, inmate is eligible for day-for-day credit for time spent in community (Roach Decision (pdf)) and no longer owes time. No additional review.
1015
Case reviews not completed 00
Total identified for return to confinement
After review, inmate owes time on his/her sentence and an arrest plan was initiated.
116
Alleged crime within window
After review, inmate's criminal history record shows a gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor or felony charge/arrest during the window of time he/she would have otherwise been in prison. (Committed Alleged Crime Within Window List (pdf).)
Currently Apprehended Currently confined – Not serving enhancement Time owed completed Warrant No time owed after review
12 4 13 1  
30
Abscond within window
Any inmate with an arrest review that includes a supervision violation for abscond or failure to report with a warrant issued during his/her window of time between actual release and new calculated release date.
Currently Apprehended Currently confined – Not serving enhancement Time owed completed Warrant No time owed after review
23 12 11 3 1
50
Still owe time
Any inmate who still owes time and has been identified for arrest, but the arrest review does not show a conviction or violation in the window.
Currently Apprehended Currently confined – Not serving enhancement Time owed completed Warrant No time owed after review
8 3 20   2
33
Warrant cancelled after arrest plan
Any active warrant was cancelled because the person earned Roach credits for day-for-day time in the community prior to arrest.
Currently Apprehended Currently confined – Not serving enhancement Time owed completed Warrant No time owed after review
    3    
3
Furloughs
All releases granted a furlough (pdf).
5
Days recalculated
Average number of days by which the release date was inaccurate.
59

Documentation

Information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Who are the inmates returned to a correctional facility? (posted 12/29/15)

A: Please see the Apprehended List (pdf) (originally posted 1/8/16)

Q: What is the name of the software vendor involved in updating the Offender Management Network Information (OMNI) system? (posted 12/29/15)

A: Sierra-Cedar (Sierra Systems)

Q: How is the Department working with victims on this matter? (posted 12/28/15)

A: The Department of Corrections has an office for victim notification and assistance. For those who have been notified of an inmate's upcoming release, we are providing updated notification as soon as possible of the re-calculated release date for those cases impacted by the error. If any victim or survivor has a question about how the re-calculation affects the sentence of a specific inmate, they may call the DOC Victim Services Program at (800) 322-2201.

Q: What is the name of the inmate in the particular case that caught the initial error in 2012? (posted 12/24/15)

A: Curtis Robinson

  • DOC 357042
  • Admitted: April 2, 2012
  • County of conviction: King County
  • Crime of conviction: Second degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Sentence: 18 months; 6 for Assault and 12 for Enhancement
  • Initial Earned Release Date: February 5, 2013
  • Recalculated Actual Earned Release Date: March 22, 2013

Q: Can we get the name of the victim who pointed out the error? (posted 12/24/15)

A: Victims' names are exempt from public disclosure. Because we knew there was media interest, our victim services unit reached out to the family and they have requested their names not be released.

Q: Who are the initial five returned to a correctional facility? (posted 12/24/15)

A: Please see table below.

DOC # Last Name First Name County Crime Enhancement Original Release Adjusted Date
376600 Williams Eugene King Assault 2 Deadly Weapon 12/7/2015 1/22/2016
359354 Davis Bobby Skagit Assault 2, Burglary 1 Deadly Weapon, Deadly Weapon 12/10/2015 1/31/2016
341496 Iman Paul Pierce Robbery 1 Deadly Weapon 12/15/2015 2/9/2016
873866 Adams Jesse Snohomish Assault 2 with Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2 Firearm, Firearm 12/7/2015 2/9/2016
377317 Acevedo Eduardo Yakima Robbery 2 Deadly Weapon 12/8/2015 2/24/2016