RCW 72.09.480 Example Case
In In re Personal Restraint of Metcalf, 92 Wn. App. 165, 963 P.2d 911 (1998), a challenge was brought to RCW 72.09.480 by an inmate who was incarcerated prior to the passage of the statute.
The court held:
(1) application of the deductions statute does not violate a prisoner's due process rights;
(2) the deductions were not punishment for purposes of ex post facto, double jeopardy, bills of attainder, and excessive fines clauses;
(3) the statute did not violate the single subject rule of the Washington Constitution, nor was it impermissible special legislation.