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Larch Corrections Center (LCC)

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Facility Alerts & Notices

  • IMPORTANT TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR LCC VISITORS: Effective Immediately, all vehicles traveling to our facility are required to be equipped with either traction devices or have chains available as defined by WAC 204-24-040 . As a state law, it can be imposed by either preventing traveling up to the facility from the end of the county roads or may even result in a citation from law enforcement in the event you travel on to the roads and an accident occurs. Please be safe for yourself and your family and ensure that you are prepared for winter traveling. Feel free to call the facility if you have any questions. Thank you!
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At A Glance

Custody Level: Minimum
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 480 male inmates
Year Opened: 1956

LCC 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.

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. LCC 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.

LCC'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 LCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the LCC 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 LCC. 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.

Elkhorn Living Unit

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Silver Star Living Unit

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Video Visiting Hours

Per DOC Policy 450.300 – Attachment 1, Video VisitingAdobe PDF File, video visits will be scheduled in 30 minute increments and may not exceed one hour in duration. Hours posted represent the available check-in times for scheduled visits.

Daily: 8:30 a.m. – Scheduled End
12:30 p.m. – Scheduled End
6:00 p.m. – Scheduled End

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (GED)
  • Animal Socialization/Adoption Program
  • Job Seeking Skills

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Automotive Service and Brakes Technician
  • Community Work Crews
  • Department of Natural Resources Work Crews
  • Life Skills Computing
  • Small Business Basics
  • Waste Water Training and Certification

Community Involvement

Larch Corrections Center has over 120 community volunteers that support religious, offender change, and Family Friendly activities. The facility is always looking for new volunteers to assist in these programs by contacting the Chaplain and Community Involvement Program Coordinator (CIPC). These connections not only help our staff and inmates, but build strength and acceptance for individuals as they prepare to return to their families and communities in Washington state.

Clark College is a strong collaborator for the facility, providing inmates basic education courses to attain their General Equivalency Diploma (GED), as well as, vocational skills training/certification to enhance employment opportunities upon release.

Evergreen College’s Sustainability in Prisons Project along with the Oregon Zoo have helped to create and support sustainability programs, such as, rehabilitation of the Western Pond Turtle, Beekeeping, and growth of butterfly plantain through specialized skills and environmental literacy programs. Larch also engages in the socialization and basic training of canines and felines through collaborations with the West Columbian Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS) and the Humane Society for SW Washington (HSSW). Volunteers and a designated animal behaviorist works with offenders to teach rehabilitation and socialization techniques to offenders to assist in addressing the individual animal’s needs, promoting an opportunity for these wonderful animals to find their forever homes.

Larch Superintendent

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Superintendent
Lisa Oliver-Estes

Lisa Oliver-Estes joined the Department of Corrections in 1990, starting as a mental health intern from Eastern Washington University before taking a full-time position at the Washington State Penitentiary. Over the years, she has held positions as Correctional Mental Health Counselor, Classification Counselor, Correctional Unit Supervisor, Captain, Correctional Program Manager, eventually leading to her assignment to Larch Corrections Center as Superintendent in October of 2015.

Facilitating classes for correctional staff since 1994, Supt. Oliver-Estes has taught at the Criminal Justice Training Academy (CJTC), Correctional Worker CORE, Annual In-Service, and continues to teach for the department as a Supervision & Leadership facilitator, teaching curriculum for new first-level supervisors.

Supt. Oliver-Estes is a strong supporter of offender education and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI), as well as, vocational programs that will assist offenders in obtaining gainful employment upon release. As a result, she and her staff are always looking to find options that will promote offender accountability, engage in restorative community programs, and provide opportunities for family reunification.