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Speech and Debate at Washington State Penitentiary

WALLA WALLA – For 15 weeks this spring, students from Whitman College had a unique opportunity to share a classroom with inmates at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington...

July 14, 2017

Wrap Around Meetings Give Victims a Voice

KING COUNTY, Wash. – Jane, a 25-year-old woman from King County, sat in a room with her godmother. Also at the table were Department of Corrections’ Community Victim Liaison Angella Coker and a community corrections officer...

July 7, 2017

Bakery Cooks up Skills, Motivation for Inmates

CLALLAM BAY – Joshua R. grips a small yellow spatula with gloved hands and spreads a bit of thick almond paste onto a halved croissant. Later, he sprinkles a generous handful of slivered almonds atop the croissants before placing them into the oven...

June 30, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Jason Bennett Named Superintendent at Olympic Corrections Center

Jason Bennett has been named as the permanent superintendent of the Olympic Corrections Center (OCC) in Forks, Wash. by Assistant Secretary Robert Herzog, effective July 1, 2017...

June 29, 2017