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Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB)

the ISRB logo which is a green outline of washington state with text that reads, Indeterminate Sentence Review board

The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB or Board) was created in 1986. Before that, the Board had been the Board of Prison Terms and Paroles. The Board is a quasi-judicial board located in the Department of Corrections (DOC). The Board retains independent decision making, and has jurisdiction over the following three types of cases:

  1. Persons who committed crimes prior to July 1, 1984 and were sentenced to prison.
  2. Persons who committed certain sex offenses on or after September 1, 2001.
  3. Persons who committed crimes prior to their 18th birthday and were sentenced as adults.

Learn More about the ISRB

The ISRB reviews cases, conducts hearings, conducts violation hearings, and provides services to victims of persons under the Board's jurisdiction. Explore the following webpages to learn more about the Board and its responsibilities and services:

Stay Informed

If you would like to receive Board meeting minutes by email (monthly, as they are published), sign up for the ISRB Board Meeting Minutes distribution list. Sign up for the ISRB Press Releases distribution list to receive the Board's press releases by email.

Board Meetings

The complete 2018 board meeting schedule is available online. See below for available meeting agendas and minutes. If you do not see the date you are looking for, please contact the ISRB for archived meeting documentation.

Full Board Deliberations

Per RCW 9.95.422, the ISRB is required to post decisions and minutes for certain cases under their jurisdiction. This law went into effect on June 9, 2016. We anticipate posting decisions and minutes on the 30th day from the meeting or hearing. If you have questions, please contact the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB).

Full Board Deliberations Meeting Minutes & Decisions and Reasons
03/05/2018 Coker, Joe Minutes Coker, Joe (pdf) Decision Coker, Joe (pdf)
03/05/2018 Snow, Lars Minutes Snow, Lars (pdf) Decision Snow, Lars (pdf)
02/26/2018 Hunsaker, Harold Minutes Hunsaker, Harold (pdf) Decision Hunsaker, Harold (pdf)
02/12/2018 Spruel, Richard Minutes Spruel, Richard (pdf) Decision Richard Spruel (pdf)
02/05/2018 Demos, John Minutes Demos, John (pdf) Decision John Demos (pdf)
02/05/2018 Music, John Minutes Music, John (pdf) Decision Music, John (pdf)
01/22/2018 Brooks, Harry Minutes Brooks, Harry (pdf) Decision Brooks, Harry (pdf)
01/08/2018 Bockman, Michael Minutes Bockman, Michael (pdf) Decision Bockman, Michael (pdf)
01/08/2018 Joe, Jermal Minutes Joe, Jermal (pdf) Decision Joe, Jermal (pdf)
01/08/2018 Frazier, Robert Minutes Frazier, Robert (pdf) Decision Frazier, Robert (pdf)
Contact the ISRB for archived meeting documentation.

About ISRB

The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board, formerly known as the Board of Prison Terms and Paroles (or Parole Board), was created in 1986 and is located in Olympia, Washington. It was merged with the Department of Corrections on July 1, 2011.

The Chair and Board Members (pdf) are appointed by the Governor to serve five year terms. Staff support the Board by providing case analysis, maintaining inmate records, and providing administrative assistance.

The ISRB Mission and Vision statement (pdf) was adopted October 24, 2016.