the Wash state penal system installed new software to calculate 'good time' or 'time served' for sentences with such provisions. The software failed to account for sentencing enhancements, so it underestimated the resultant release date for about 3000 prisoners. The error was a few months in most cases.
Needless to say, none of the prisoners complained. One victim, who had calculated the time properly, complained in 2012, but nobody listened. Finally an official noticed the problem earlier this year.
The alleged governor, Satan dba "Inslee", is all weeweed up about this inconsequential error. S/he promises quick action and long investigations, which is easy because it was someone else's error.
Now it appears
that several of the released prisoners have committed new crimes. Shock! Shock! Shock! Criminals committing crimes! Who could have expected that? Nobody predicted it! Must have happened because they were out of prison two months early! If only we'd kept them in jail two more months, they would have been fully reformed and re-educated!
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Afternote for clarity: Precise timing of prison is an irrelevant variable. Prison is not linear. If a criminal is innate, he needs to be stored permanently
or executed quickly. By 'quickly' I mean as soon as the crime is committed. If a non-criminal or a very young criminal breaks a law, we need to do something other than prison. Restitution is often appropriate. Required work (preferably real and useful work, not 'chain gang' stuff) with part of wages going to the victim of the theft. Sometimes a simple public humiliation will do the job. The 'stocks' were a good idea. Leave the dumbshit out in public for a day, allowing people to spit on him or throw harmless objects.
In other words, there should only be two prison intervals. Life and zero. Binary. No calculation needed.
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