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Public Alerts & Notices

This webpage is regularly updated with the most recent informational alerts and notices for all Department facilities and offices in the state of Washington. Please refer to the alerts and notices provided below for information that may impact your travel plans.

Prison Facility Alerts & Notices

See prison facility notices below for information that may impact your travel plans. Please be advised that unforeseen security problems may interfere with visiting, causing delayed, shortened, suspended or cancelled visits. This is unusual, but it does occasionally occur. For visitation cancellations, you can follow Twitter logo@WADOCVisits on Twitter.

  • Effective September 1, 2017: Main facility only, no visitors will be processed between 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. due to shift change. (This does not apply to MSU at this time).
  • Friday, May 11, 2018: CBCC visitation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. due to the Buddhist Event. Regular visitation will be open from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Effective now and until further notice: All D-unit visits will be NO-CONTACT visits, EXCEPT the Intensive Transition Program inmates. The time of visits has changed to 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Friday – Monday.
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018: Visitation will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. due to a Program Graduation.
  • Debtek cards may be used during Family Friendly Events.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018: Until further notice, the JPay kiosks have been taken offline for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working toward getting them operational.
  • IMPORTANT TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR LCC VISITORS: Effective November 1st through May 1st, all vehicles traveling to the facility are required to be equipped with either traction devices, including tire chains, as defined by WAC 204-24-040 . Not following state law can result in either preventing travel to the facility from the end of the county roads or even result in a citation from law enforcement in the event you travel on the roads and an accident occurs. Please be safe for yourself and your family and ensure that you are prepared for winter traveling. Please call the facility if you have any questions. Thank you!
  • None at this time.
  • Monday, April 30, 2018: Due to construction, there will only be evening visitation from 4:15 p.m to 6:45 p.m.
  • 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.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

Business Offices
  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.

Sign-up for Emergency & Incident Alerts

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is now able to send you emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incident alerts, via text message, email, pager, and/or voice mail.

  • Emergency Alerts: Could include hazards that require action be taken such as an evacuation, prison lock down, prison escapees, or other severe events.
  • Non-Emergency Incident Alerts Could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts, or significant ongoing Corrections exercises or other activity.

This system will not be used for routine informational notices (see Prison Facility Alerts & Notices for this information). Alerts are provided free of charge, however, standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.

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