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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1976 NO. 9 > Mar 30 1976

The requirement of § 4, chapter 14, Laws of 1975, 1st Ex.Sess. (RCW 9.79.170) that persons convicted of first degree rape ". . . be confined for a minimum of three years . . ." does not restrict the power of a superior court to grant a conditional release to a person earlier given a deferred or suspended sentence in order to be committed as a sexual psychopath under the provisions of RCW 71.06.060 and 71.06.091 following a conviction of first degree rape.