Indeterminate Sentence Review Board

The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB or Board) was created in 1986. Before that, the Board had been the Board of Prison Terms and Paroles. The Board is responsible for three types of offenders

  • Felony offenders who committed crimes before July 1, 1984 and went to prison
  • A select group of sex offenders who have committed offenses after August 31, 2001
  • Certain offenders that committed crimes prior to their 18th birthday and were sentenced as adults.

The ISRB is located in Olympia, Washington, and merged with the Department of Corrections on July 1, 2011. The Chair and three Board Members are appointed by the Governor to serve five year terms. Staff support the Board by providing case analysis, maintaining offender records, and providing administrative assistance to the Chair and the Board Members.

Stay Informed

If you would like to receive the Board meeting minutes, please sign up for our ISRB Board Meeting Minutes LISTSERV, you will then begin receiving our Board meeting minutes on a monthly basis when they are published. Additionally, you can sign up to receive ISRB Press Releases.

Board Meetings

Decisions and Minutes

Per ESSB 6242, the ISRB is required to post minutes and decisions for certain cases under their jurisdiction. This law goes into effect June 9, 2016. We anticipate our first posting on June 7 (at the latest) so they can be posted to the ISRB portion of the website on the 30th day from the meeting or hearing.


Indeterminate Sentence Review BoardData and Reports