Moses Lake, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: Can an inmate get a furlough for their childs baptism?

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Blake Nathaniel Dore

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Washington

A: The answer to your question may depend on where the inmate is being housed.

Washington Department of Corrections only allows escorted leave from prisons for: 1) to receive necessary medical or dental care that is not available at the facility; 2) to attend the funeral or visit the deathbed of an immediate family member; 3) work program; 4) to volunteer in the community; 5) mandatory court hearing; 6) other appropriate reasons with approval.

The inmate should apply to DOC (or wherever he or she is housed) for permission.

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