Washington Dept. of Corrections top IT staff member resigns

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OLYMPIA (AP) — The head of the Department of Correction’s information-technology staff has stepped down.

Ira Feuer stepped down this week after less than a year as chief information officer for the agency, the News Tribune of Tacoma reported.

Gov. Jay Inslee’s office said his departure wasn’t part of disciplinary actions resulting from an investigation into the erroneous early releases of thousands of prisoners over a 13-year period.  Two deaths have been tied to the early releases.  That investigation resulted in a resignation, demotions and reprimands for a handful of employees.

A spokesman for the agency says Feuer left to rejoin family in Los Angeles who had not relocated when Feuer started work last August.