Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1955 NO. 67 > Apr 25 1955

Superintendent for state school for girls has no authority to discharge inmate for incorrigibility, but superintendent of state training school may do so upon concurrence of division of children and youth services, department of public institutions.  Superintendent of girls school cannot refuse to admit girl committed thereto, but may return her to committing court under RCW 72.20.070.  Superintendent of state training school cannot refuse to admit, but may return in compliance with RCW 72.16.080.  On return, committing court may modify or set aside order of commitment; if commitment was on conviction of crime, sentence may either be imposed or suspended.

AGO 1950 NO. 412 > Dec 29 1950

The term "subordinate officers" as found in the statute relates only to administrative positions.