Steve Powell the father of Josh Powell, who killed himself and his two sons two years ago and was a person of interest in his wife's 2009 disappearance will be released from a Washington state prison next Sunday after completing his sentence.
Powell, 64, was convicted in May 2012 of 14 counts of voyeurism for taking surreptitious photos of two young neighbor girls in the bathroom of their home in Puyallup, Wash. The Washington State Department of Corrections has approved Powell's plan to live in a privately owned residence in Tacoma, where he will be supervised by a community corrections officer who is part of a specialized sex-crime unit.
Powell will be required to wear a GPS locator for at least the first 30 days of his community supervision, the department said in a news release issued Monday. He also will be required to attend a sex-offender treatment program. Other conditions of his release include checking in at least twice a month with his community corrections officer and getting permission before leaving Pierce County. A community corrections officer also will make multiple unannounced checks on Powell each month.