Steven Powell release plan rescinded by Dept. of Corrections

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stevenpowellSEATTLE — On Tuesday, the Department of Corrections announced it is rescinding its release plan for Steven Powell. The plan was rescinded after the Tacoma property owner withdrew their offer to provide Powell with housing upon his release.

Powell has been serving time at the Monroe Correctional Complex; he was sentenced to 30 months on voyeurism charges of photographing and video taping young girls in his Puyallup neighborhood.

Powell is also the father of Josh Powell, the husband of Susan Cox Powell, who went missing in Utah in December 2009. Her body has never been recovered. Josh Powell, a person of interest in the case, killed himself and his two young sons in a home explosion in February 2012.

Steven Powell can submit another release plan for the DOC to review. In order for the DOC to approve the plan, it must include a safety plan for victims, a suitable address and plan for Powell to participate in treatment and to support himself.

If Powell is unable to submit a release plan that the DOC can approve, he will be released from prison when he finishes serving his full sentence in March 2014.

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