Washington Department of Corrections http://nwpr.org en Ethics Hearing Begins For Former Top Washington Prisons Official http://nwpr.org/post/ethics-hearing-begins-former-top-washington-prisons-official <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/010913AJ_EthicsHearing_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – An ethics hearing is underway for a former top Washington prison official. In opening statements Wednesday, the state accused Belinda Stewart of misusing state resources. Her attorney calls it a “political prosecution.”<p>Stewart is accused of running several non-profit organizations out of her office at the Washington Department of Corrections. She was communications director for the agency. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:49 +0000 Austin Jenkins 20952 at http://nwpr.org Families Of Slain Lakewood Officers Settle With DOC For $12.5M http://nwpr.org/post/families-slain-lakewood-officers-settle-doc-125m <p>The Washington Department of Corrections will pay $12.5 million to the families of three of the four Lakewood police officers killed by parolee Maurice Clemmons. The settlement announced Friday comes nearly three years after the Thanksgiving weekend shooting at a coffee shop. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:14:38 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15597 at http://nwpr.org Families Of Slain Lakewood Officers Settle With DOC For $12.5M Former Purdy Inmate Sues Washington DOC http://nwpr.org/post/former-purdy-inmate-sues-washington-doc <p>An inmate now on work release from the Washington Corrections Center for Women is suing the state Department of Corrections. The suit alleges, among other things, that the DOC didn&rsquo;t do enough to protect Wendy Hynd from retaliation after she reported an alleged sexual assault by a corrections officer. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:04:22 +0000 Patricia Murphy 12561 at http://nwpr.org