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Terms Starting with P

A wrapped or boxed object; a parcel or bundle containing one or more objects; or a container in which something is packed for storage, transport, or mailing.
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A constitutional power given to the Governor to forgive an individual convicted of a crime, typically removing any remaining direct penalties or punishments of that conviction and preventing any new prosecution for the crime for which the pardon was given.
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Parent Facility
First facility that an offender is assigned after leaving WCC/WCCW Receiving Units.
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Parental Leave
Leave to bond and care for a newborn child after birth or to bond and care for a child after placement for adoption or foster care, for a period of up to 16 weeks after the birth or placement.
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The decisions, choices, situations, and opportunities that lead into the criminal justice system, influenced by economics, relationships, culture, family dynamics, and physical/ mental health issues.
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Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
The maximum eight hour time weighted average of an airborne contaminant(s) to which an employee may be exposed. At no time shall the exposed level exceed the ceiling level concentration or excursion value.
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Personal Legal Documents/Papers
Includes items essential to the preparation of formal legal pleadings such as: 1. All handwritten/typewritten drafts of pending briefs or petitions; 2. Materials that the offender intends to include in the completed pleading to the court; 3. Copies of formal discovery documents relating to pending litigation including transcripts of depositions and verbatim court proceedings. 4. Copies of completed and signed complaints, petitions, motions, or briefs which have been filed with the court and are pending a court decisions or order; 5. Any item of legal mail previously received through any prison facility mail procedure and relating to a pending legal pleading.
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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Devices for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices and protective shields and barriers used wherever it is necessary, by reason of hazard of processes or environment, chemical hazards, or mechanical irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation, or physical contact.
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Portable Storage Devices
Devices used to record/store data (e.g., memory card, flash/thumb drive, compact/digital versatile disc, external hard drive)
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The entire period a woman or youth is in the hospital, birthing center, or clinic after giving birth, and an additional time period, if any, a treating physician determines is necessary for healing after the woman or youth leaves the hospital, birthing center, or clinic.
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Primary Law Library
Will contain legal research materials consistent with the guidelines established by the American Association of Law Libraries for Prisons and Located at designated facilities.
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An unearned benefit, position, power, right, or advantage granted or available only to a person or group. Privilege may be based on ability, age, class/economic status, color/race, ethnicity/national origin, religious beliefs, and/or sexual orientation/gender identity.
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A temporary endeavor with a beginning and an end that creates or enhances a unique agency IT product/service or prepares the agency for the shutdown of an existing IT product/service. Projects require the participation of five or more team members for a duration of four months or greater. Projects are progressively elaborated, with the requirements, plans, and schedule becoming increasingly detailed over time as the project is better understood.
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Public Building
Any building, and adjacent outdoor space, that is owned or leased by the state of Washington. (WAC 67-36-030[16])
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Public Domain Data
Information accessible through the internet for which no password, email address, or other identifier is necessary to acquire access to view or collect information.
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Offender based tracking system for health services. The PULHESDXT section is a series of medical ratings of an offender which indicates on a scale of 1-5 their medical and mental health condition or treatment needs; and to evaluate the function of various organs, systems, and integral parts of the body: P - Physical Capability, U - Upper Extremities, L - Lower Extremities, H - Hearing, E - Vision, S - Mental Functioning, D - Dental, X - Functional Capacity, T - Transportation Demand.
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