Washington State Penitentiary (WSP)
Facility Alerts & Notices
Before visiting, check for notices that may impact your travel plans. For visitation cancellations, you can follow @WADOCVisits on Twitter.
- None at this time.
WSP 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.
The general guidelines that are applicable to all prison facilities is detailed in DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Prison Offenders. WSP 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.
WSP'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 WSP. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the WSP 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 MCC. 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 Guidelines for information that may impact your travel plans, such as planned events, activities, and check-in/check-out times.
*EC living units rotate days of availability. See WSP Visit Schedule Details for which living units are accepting visitors on a given day.
|Sunday:||10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*|
|Monday:||10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*|
|Friday:||10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*|
|Saturday:||10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*|
*WC living units rotate days of availability. See WSP Visit Schedule Details for which living units are accepting visitors on a given day.
|Sunday:||10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*|
|Monday:||10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*|
|Tuesday:||10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*|
|Wednesday:||10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*|
|Thursday:||10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*|
|Friday:||10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*|
|Saturday:||10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*|
Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Immediate family only. Visitation duration depends on an inmate's level.
|Sunday:||1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End|
|Monday:||1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End|
|Tuesday:||1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End|
|Wednesday:||1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End|
|Thursday:||1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End|
|Friday:||1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End|
|Saturday:||1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End|
Per DOC Policy 450.300 – Attachment 1, Video Visiting, 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.
|East Complex Attorney Room (for general population inmates)|
|Monday & Friday||1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|West Complex Attorney Room (for general population inmates)|
|Monday – Friday||11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|To correlate with living unit scheduled visitation days (unless extenuating circumstances).|
|West Complex Attorney Room (for IMU inmates on Level 5 approved for contact visits)|
|Monday – Friday||11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.|
|IMU No-Contact Booths (for IMU inmates approved for no-contact visits)|
|Monday – Friday||9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Academic & Partnership Programs
- Auto Body
- Information Technology
- Building Maintenance Technology
- Getting it Right
- Dog Training & Adoption Programs
- Diesel Mechanics
- Graphic Design
- Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Research Based Programs
Community volunteers provide programs and services that promote positive reintegration into the community, including religious programs, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, assisting Veterans with military issues, assisting inmate's families with children mentoring programs, and special programs (i.e., dental hygienist, photographer, etc.) that are available to the inmate population and their families.
Additionally, guest sport teams, choirs, musical groups, guest speakers/lecturers, and professional groups have held programs for the inmate population. There are also groups that assist inmates in the process of re–integrating back into society.
Giving Back to the Community
Washington State Penitentiary is active in many other programs that support the local community including involvement in Habitat for Humanity , a Canine Training Program, Teddy Bear Program, Native American Regalia Program and the STAR Project .
Inmate Families & the Community
The Family Advisory Committee at Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) was establish to advise the facility on opportunities to strengthen the inmate's family and enhance successful re-entry to community and family.
Some local motels have gift certificates available to assist families with their motel rate if they need to spend a night at Walla Walla, either before or after a regularly scheduled visit.