Gov. Inslee cancels parole for Jerry Lain

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Gov. Jay Inslee has cancelled the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board’s (ISRB) order that granted parole to Jerry Lain. Lain has been incarcerated by the Department of Corrections since his 1982 conviction for first degree assault. Lain stabbed and then twice shot a Richland police officer.

Governor Inslee cancelled the ISRB’s order after he weighed the gravity of the crime and reviewed the case record, including a 2013 psychological examination that estimated Lain will continue to be a moderate to high risk to re-offend. Exam administrators also concluded that Lain was not completely forthright in his responses to test questions.

Governor Inslee believes that Lain poses an unreasonable risk of danger to public safety; accordingly, he cancelled the ISRB’s order granting Mr. Lain parole.

The Governor's order can be found here.

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Jaime Smith
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office