State v. Gitchel

In State v. Gitchel, 5 Wn. App. 93, 486 P.2d 328 (1971), as a condition of suspending a 10-year maximum sentence for the crime of felony escape, the trial court had imposed upon the defendant a 1-year term in solitary confinement and, upon release, banishment "forever" from the state of Washington. The Court of Appeals, quite properly, wrote that it could "unhesitantly say that a sentence with such condition of suspension would constitute cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the eighth amendment to the United States Constitution, as well as article 1, section 14 of the Washington State Constitution."