Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB)
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:
- Persons who committed crimes prior to July 1, 1984 and were sentenced to prison.
- Persons who committed certain sex offenses on or after September 1, 2001.
- Persons who committed crimes prior to their 18th birthday and were sentenced as adults.
Mission and Vision
The ISRB Mission and Vision statement was adopted October 24, 2016.
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:
- About ISRB
- Board Hearings
- Victim Services
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact ISRB
If you would like to receive Board meeting minutes by email (monthly, as they are published), sign up for the ISRB Board Meeting Minutes Listserv . Sign up for the ISRB Press Releases Listserv to receive the Board's press releases by email. You may also review emails previously sent by the ISRB at the Listservs.
- Agendas are now available for:
- The complete board meeting schedule for 2016 is available online.
Full Board Deliberations
Per ESSB 6242 , 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).
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 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.