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.
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
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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.
- Meeting Minutes:
- November 19, 2018
- November 5, 2018
- October 22, 2018
- October 8, 2018
- September 24, 2018
- September 19, 2018
- September 10, 2018
- July 23, 2018
- July 16, 2018
- June 25, 2018
- June 11, 2018
- May 21, 2018
- May 14, 2018
- April 9, 2018
- March 26, 2018
- March 12, 2018
- February 26, 2018
- February 12, 2018
- January 22, 2018
- January 8, 2018
- December 18, 2017
- December 11, 2017
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|
|Contact the ISRB for archived meeting documentation.|
Notice: Inmates may file a Personal Restraint Petition (PRP) with the Court of Appeals regarding decisions or conditions set by the Board with which they disagree. You may find these PRPs at the Court of Appeals website and sign up for email notification for opinions that are rendered. While release/parole decisions are within the discretion of the Board, the Court may remand the Board’s decision back to the Board for reconsideration or a new hearing.
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.
The ISRB Mission and Vision statement was adopted October 24, 2016.