During its 1969 Regular Session the Washington Legislature enacted legislation governing parole revocation hearings and re-enacted existing provisions concerning the arrest and initial detention of suspected parole violators. The re-enacted portion of the statute provides that any parole or probation officer may arrest a parolee without a warrant when he has "reason to believe" that a convicted person has violated any state statute or a condition of his parole. The prisoner is not to be released until the board acts to reinstate his parole status
Criminal Procedure—Re-Arrest of Parolees: Washington Legislative Standards and Constitutional Considerations—Ch. 98, Wash. Laws of 1968,
46 Wash. L. Rev.
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