Washington state Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke, right, and Deputy Secretary Jody Becker-Green, left, listen to testimony Monday in Olympia, Wash., during a Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing to investigate a software coding error at the DOC that led to the early release of up to 3,200 prisoners in Washington state since 2002 because of miscalculated sentences.
Washington state Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke, right, and Deputy Secretary Jody Becker-Green, left, listen to testimony Monday in Olympia, Wash., during a Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing to investigate a software coding error at the DOC that led to the early release of up to 3,200 prisoners in Washington state since 2002 because of miscalculated sentences. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press
Washington state Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke, right, and Deputy Secretary Jody Becker-Green, left, listen to testimony Monday in Olympia, Wash., during a Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing to investigate a software coding error at the DOC that led to the early release of up to 3,200 prisoners in Washington state since 2002 because of miscalculated sentences. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press

Senate committee probes why sentencing error didn’t get fixed faster

February 22, 2016 7:20 PM