Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)
Facility Alerts & Notices
- Monday, February 6, 2017: CRCC currently has some inmates under quarantine status for potential influenza. Visitors should call the facility at (509) 543-5800 to see if their inmate is cleared for visits.
- Debtek cards may be used during Family Friendly Events.
CRCC 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.
The general guidelines that are applicable to all prison facilities is detailed in DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Prison Offenders. CRCC also has its own Visitor's Guidelines detailing important notices, visiting rules, guidelines for all visits (prison and video), and regular visiting hours for each housing unit.
CRCC'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 CRCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the CRCC Family Friendly Events Calendar for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.
Regular Visiting Hours
Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at CRCC. 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 Calendar and Visitor's Guidelinesfor information that may impact your travel plans.
|Sunday:||Noon – 7:30 p.m.|
|Monday:||5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday:||Noon – 7:30 p.m.|
|Sunday:||See Visit Schedule|
|Monday:||Noon – 7:30 p.m.|
|Friday:||Noon – 7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday:||See Visit Schedule|
Academic & Partnership Programs
- Adult Basic Education
- Dog Training & Adoption Program
- Inside Outside Dads
- Religious Activities
Research Based Programs
- Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
- Substance Abuse Treatment
Work & Vocational Programs
- Auto Repair
- Building Maintenance
- Community Work Crews
- Correctional Industries (CI) employs offenders in their Laundry Operation, Textiles Factory, Pillow/Mattress Factory, Food Factory and Pheasant Farm
- Food Service
- Information Technology
- Job Search
- Motor Pool
Family Council meetings are a great opportunity for approved visitors to ask questions, make suggestions, receive information, and share their perspective on the facility. At CRCC, a family member is co-chair of the council. Together, the participating visitors and facility staff establish the agenda and work together to resolve issues as they are identified. There are also standing agenda items, such as quarterly meetings with the vending contractor to review availability of vending machine items and quarterly Executive Family Council meetings.
The Council meetings are attended by Superintendant Uttecht, Associate Superintendant Bailey, Sergeant Collins (who runs the visiting program), Specialist Edler (who creates the family friendly activities), Specialist Copland (The Family Services Specialist), and others as needed.
Criteria for Inmate Participation in Family Friendly Events
CRCC has adopted the following criteria for determining whether an inmate may or may not participate in a family friendly event.
- When an activity or event is primarily intended for minors to participate:
- Inmates with sex offenses (EVER) committed against a minor, without regard to the current visitation privileges with their own children, will not be approved for participation in family friendly events directed specifically toward minors.
- Inmates must have children on their Approved Visit List, and one or more of the minor child(ren) must be present for the event.
- Inmates intending to attend must have a clear conduct (no serious infractions/rule violations) in the past six months
- When an activity is intended for adults (significant women day or significant men day):
- Children will not be allowed to attend, and
- Inmates will be eligible for participation provided they have clear conduct (no serious infractions/rule violations) in the past six months.
Serving the Community
Several community work crews employ offenders, supervised by trained correctional officers to provide services to surrounding communities at a reduced cost. Public agencies and non–profit organizations hire offender crews to maintain properties, buildings, parks, roads, water lines and sewage systems.