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Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)

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Facility Alerts & Notices

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Contact Location & Directions

At A Glance

Custody Levels:
Minimum, Medium & Close
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 2,258 male inmates
Year Opened: 1992

AHCC Visiting Information

Visitor Application Process

To visit an inmate, you must complete the visitor application process. Go to the Prison Visits webpage for information about what is required in your specific circumstances to complete the visitor application process.

The visitor application process must be completed for both Prison Visits and Video Visits.

Application Processing Notice:

The Department is currently experiencing a high volume of visit applications. Per a policy exception, through August 17, 2017, we are currently processing applications within 60 calendar days of receipt.

Visitor Guidelines

The general guidelines that are applicable to all prison facilities is detailed in DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Prison OffendersAdobe PDF File. AHCC also has its own Visitor's GuidelinesAdobe PDF File detailing important notices, visiting rules, guidelines for all visits (prison and video), and regular visiting hours for each housing unit.

AHCC's Regular Visiting Hours have also been published below as a quick reference for your convenience.

Family Friendly Events

Many family friendly events are hosted at AHCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the AHCC Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Regular Visiting Hours

Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at AHCC. Regular visiting hours are subject to change due to unplanned incidents, as well as scheduled events. Please check facility alerts & notices, as well as the Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File and Visitor's GuidelinesAdobe PDF File for information that may impact your travel plans.

Living Units K, L, R

Sunday: Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Monday: 5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Living Units M, N, T

Sunday: 5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday: Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 3:30 p.m.

Minimum Security Unit (MSU)
Building C-2

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday: 5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Infirmary

For inmates unable to attend normal visiting due to significant health concerns

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Dog Training & Adoption Program
  • General Education Development (GED)
  • Victim Awareness

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Aerospace Composites (I–BEST)
  • Bindery
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Technology
  • CAD Drafting and Design
  • Computer Basics
  • Computer Refurbishing
  • Food Service
  • Job Search
  • Maintenance (custodial, plumbers, painters, home builders, laundry, upholstery)
  • Optical Lab
  • Reforestation activities and fire suppression for Department of Natural Resources
  • Teacher’s Aides
  • Upholstery

Community Involvement

Airway Heights encourages supervised interaction between community members and incarcerated persons.

Family Events

The Community Partnership Program and volunteers from the community are dedicated to providing events, projects, and programs to inmates and their families. These include Book Fairs, Family Craft Events, Family Portrait Day, Stamps for Cancer, Day with Dad, Father-Child Story Time Video, fundraisers, and the Family (Children's) Birthday Party program.

Volunteer Programs

Volunteers are instrumental in assisting in the development of programs aimed at promoting positive changes in personal growth and successful reintegration to society. Volunteer led programs at AHCC include: African American Literature Program, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) , P.I.C.K (relationship) Program , Locks of Love , Special Holiday Events, Narcotics Anonymous , Relationship Works Program, Stamp Out Cancer, Toastmasters International , Eastern Washington University Writer's in the Community (WITC) , Yoga, Children's Reading Programs (partnered with Volunteers of America ), and multiple faith based programs.

Serving the Community

AHCC prison work crews are a way inmates can give back to the community.

Airwary Heights Superintendent

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Superintendent
James Key