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AGLO 1979 No. 11 >  February 21, 1979
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - BOARD OF PRISON TERMS AND PAROLES - PRISONERS - PAROLES
AUTHORITY TO FIX MINIMUM TERM OR PAROLE PENDING APPEAL (1) The Board of Prison Terms and Paroles is both authorized and required by RCW 9.95.040 to fix a minimum duration of confinement in the case of a person admitted to a state correctional facility under RCW 36.63.255 while on appeal from a felony conviction. (2) In such a case the Parole Board is further authorized by RCW 9.95.110 to release on parole, without the concurrence of the courts, a person admitted to a state correctional facility under RCW 36.63.255 even though that person's appeal is still pending.
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