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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).
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017: Visiting will be open during the normal visiting times. The previously scheduled Halloween bingo event has been cancelled.
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017: Visitation will be closed for the Family Fair event.
  • Monday, September 25, 2017: C-Unit Visitation is closed until further notice.
  • 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.
  • Debtek cards may be used during Family Friendly Events.
  • Effective April 24, 2017: The phone system was recently upgraded, changing staff phone extensions from a three-digit to five-digit extension. When calling the facility, please listen to the main menu and select the right number to get you to the area you are looking for and your call will be forwarded from there. Thank you for working with us during this transition.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: Visitation will be closed at 1:30 p.m. for operational needs. Please plan accordingly and contact visiting room personnel if you have any questions. Thank you!
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017: MCC-WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30-4:30 p.m. for an event.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017: MCC-MSU visiting will be closed 12:30-5:30 p.m. for an event.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017: MCC-MSU visiting will be closed 12:30-7:30 p.m. for an event.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017: MCC-WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a Family Halloween event.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017: MCC-TRU visiting will be closed 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a Family Halloween event.
  • Friday, October 20, 2017: Regular visitation will be closed at 3:00 p.m. for the Family Fun Night event that will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27 - 28, 2017: Regular visitation will be closed at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27th, and will remain closed through Saturday, October 28th, to accommodate a facility event.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017: Regular visitation will be closed at 3:00 p.m. for the Family Fun Night event that will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3, 2017: Visitation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the Winter events (one event per day). Regular visitation will open after 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017: The event scheduled for Delta and Echo Units is cancelled.
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017: Visiting for Fox and Golf Units is cancelled.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

Business Offices
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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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