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Tag: Special Commitment Center


Lakewood nurse suspended for drug trafficking, relationship with SCC inmate

The license of a Lakewood nurse has been suspended after allegations surfaced that she was trafficking cocaine and having a sexual relationship with an inmate at the Special Commitment Center.

Barbara Ann Boardman, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, has 20 days to respond to the charges and request a hearing with the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission and state Department of Health.

She cannot work in Washington as a nurse until the charges are resolved.
The commission made the decision Tuesday after expressing concern that Boardman’s behavior places other patients at risk.

“The Commission finds an immediate danger exists

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UPDATED: 7 SCC residents indicted on child porn charges

Seven residents of the Special Commitment Center were arrested today on suspicion of having child pornography in the facility on McNeil Island.

They’ve all been indicted federally for possession of child pornography and have been taken into federal custody. Each faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum of 20 years.

The men, each of whom has previous sex crimes convictions and was civilly committed to the center for sexually violent predators, is scheduled to appear in federal court this afternoon in Seattle.

“We want it to hopefully act as a deterrent,” U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C.

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Feds make arrests at SCC, more details to come

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the superintendent of the Special Commitment Center will be holding a press conference in a little more than an hour to discuss police activity this morning at the SCC on McNeil Island.

The press advisory states arrests were made at the Special Commitment Center, which houses sexually violent offenders. No other information was released.

The press conference begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Steilacoom ferry deck. I’ll report back when I know more.