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Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)

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Facility Alerts & Notices

Before visiting, check for notices that may impact your travel plans. For visitation cancellations, you can follow Twitter logo@WADOCVisits on Twitter.

  • Effective now and until further notice: If you are currently experiencing symptoms of the flu, please do not enter the facility. If you are susceptible to the flu, please be cautious. See the Superintendent's memo (pdf) for more details.
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At A Glance

Custody Level: Minimum,
Medium & Close
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 738 female inmates
Year Opened: 1971

WCCW 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. We appreciate your patience.

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. WCCW 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.

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

New Visitor Orientation

On the last Friday of every month, from 3:30-4:30, members of the WCCW Extended Leadership Team and members of the WCCW Family Council will hold a New Visitor Orientation. This voluntary orientation gives you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about facility operations.

To attend, please send an RSVP, no later than the Wednesday prior to the meeting, to DOCWCCWVISITORORIENTATION@DOC1.WA.GOV.

Family Friendly Events

Many family friendly events are hosted at WCCW. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the WCCW 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 WCCW. 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.

Closed Custody Unit (CCU)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Segregation (SEG)

Immediate family only.

Sunday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Treatment & Evaluation Center (TEC)

Medium Security Unit
Pod A (MA)

Sunday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Medium Security Unit
Pod B (MB)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Minimum Security Campus
Living Unit J

Sunday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Minimum Security Campus
Living Units K, L

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reception & Diagnostic Center (RDC)

Immediate family only.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: None
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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.

Closed Custody Unit
Friday – Monday 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Medium Security Unit
Minimum Security Campus

Friday – Monday 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

Community Involvement

Volunteers from the Community

More than 600 community volunteers serve Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in many capacities, including academic internships, chemical dependency counseling, transition planning, tutoring, creative writing, diversity awareness, HIV/AIDS education, speech classes, theatrical movement, meditation, and staff aids.

Volunteer Programs

Girl Scouts of Western Washington offers the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars ProgramAdobe PDF File, where incarcerated mothers act as leaders to provide craft and educational projects for their daughters. Nationally known groups such as Toastmasters International , Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) , and Narcotics Anonymous also provide volunteer services.

Serving the Community

Community service inmate work crews conduct grounds maintenance, light repairs, and planting and harvesting tasks. In addition, more than 40 female inmates work on outside crews for facility–related tasks such as general facility and grounds maintenance, and store operations to include stocking, order fulfillment and inventory tasks.

Washington Corrections Center for Women Interim Superintendent

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Interim Superintendent
Jo Wofford

Jo Wofford served for 14 years with the Washington State Department of Corrections prior to joining the staff of the Washington Technology Solutions as the emergency management and disaster recovery specialist. During her tenure with Corrections, she served for 11 years as uniformed custody staff prior to promoting to associate superintendent of the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash. in 2011. She was appointed superintendent of Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) on July 1, 2017.

Throughout her correctional career, Wofford moved her facilities forward in ways that improved security and safety practices, including staff accountability work, enhanced transport security practices, and changes in inmate movement within facilities to decrease disturbances and violence. Additionally, she is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trained Incident Command System (ICS) instructor and served as an incident commander for the Departmental Incident Management Team (DIMT).