Gross: State Senator passes law to screen drug offenders prior to release

Republican State Senator Chris Gildon (R-Puyallup) wanted to see legislative guardrails put up around those who struggle with addiction and are set to be released from the criminal justice system through the passing of Senate Bill 5502 — which was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee last week.

S.B. 5502 would ensure access to treatment programs for those who are released early from the Department of Corrections.

“A few years ago, the legislature enacted the program called ‘graduated re-entry’, that allows [those being released] to do a portion of the end of their sentence in a community setting,” Gildon told The Jason Rantz Show on AM 770 KTTH. “I noticed

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