WHEREAS, The State is responsible to its citizens for constructing and managing secure and humane prisons; and
WHEREAS, State correctional institutions are under federal court order; and
WHEREAS, State correctional efforts must be coordinated with the Parole Board, the Jail Commission, judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officials; and
WHEREAS, The Governor will request the Legislature to reorganize the Division of Adult Corrections, Department of Social and Health Services, into a separate Department of Adult Corrections.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the State of Washington order:
1. That the Director of the Division of Adult Corrections, Department of Social and Health Services shall report directly to the Governor.
2. That the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services coordinate with the Director the planning of program and administrative functions necessary for the implementation of a new Department of Adult Corrections.
3. That the Director and Secretary prepare a report to me by February 28, 1981, outlining their interim plan for the creation of the new Department of Adult Corrections.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
15th day of January A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-one.
Secretary of State