The news that a computer glitch leading to the early release of 3,000 prison inmates in Washington made news last week, but the latest twist in the story will leave you even more ticked off. The fix for the computer glitch was delayed 16 times, and no one knows why (SHOCKING).
KING 5 News reports:[Washington Corrections Secretary Dan] Pacholke was also asked to identify the IT vendor involved in fixing the software glitch. He declined to release the name on Tuesday’s conference call, saying he needed to confirm the company’s official name.
Meanwhile, state lawmakers in both chambers are promising to hold hearings into how the early release error occurred.
State Senator Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley), Chair of the Law and Justice Committee says he plans to hold a work session during the first week of session in January.
Also chiming in is rabid anti gun state Senator Laurie Jinkins, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“This is an inexcusable error. We’re having conversations with our leadership to determine the best course of action. The Legislature will hold hearings to get to the bottom of this to ensure these kinds of mistakes never happen again,” said Jinkins.
The inmates aren’t your run-of-the-mill drunk drivers or weed smokers. A quick skim down the list of offenses shows many were in for things like assault with a deadly weapon and robbery.