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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.

  • Saturday, August 4, 2018: Visiting in Main and MSU will be closed due to the AHCC Day with Dad event. Only the approved participants will be scheduled to attend.
  • Summer 2018: Ongoing City of Airway Heights: Public Works road construction is affecting Sprague Avenue and Russell Road that provides facility access. Road closures will alternate, causing travel delays. The bus stop located at the front of the facility has been temporarily closed and two temporary bus stops have been opened (Sprague and Industry as well as 6th Ave and Russell). Construction is expected to end in September.
  • Effective July 1, 2018: There will be new video visiting hours. Please see the AHCC Visiting information section to view the new video visiting hours schedule.
  • 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).
  • Effective June 1, 2018: Saturday and Sunday entrance times for visitation will change. You may enter at the speaker box from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The next entrance times are 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visit times for Fridays and Mondays will not change.
  • July 14, 2018: Regular visitation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. for the Kids Sports Day. Regular visits will be open at 5:15 p.m. or when count clears.
  • July 28, 2018: Regular visitation will be closed until 5:15 p.m. or when count clears due to the Recovery Banquet.
  • Summer 2018: Beginning Monday, July 23, road construction will close access to the main road for the facility. A temporary access road will be located on the west side of Clallam Bay, turning left approximately halfway up the hill as you enter Sekiu. Drivers should allow an extra 15 minutes extra for travel, and a reduced speed limit of 10 mph. Construction is expected to end in October.
  • 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.
  • None at this time.
  • Friday, July 21, 2018: WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Annual Buddhist Observance. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28 2018: WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for the Annual Native American PowWow. There will be no evening visitation.
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018: WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Family Back to School Event. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018: MSU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for the Family Back to School Event. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018: SOU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Annual Native American PowWow. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 10, 2018: TRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Program Event. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018: TRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for the Family Outdoor Back to School Event. Evening visitation processing will begin at 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018: TRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Annual Native American PowWow. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018: TRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Annual Muslim Observance. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018: WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Annual Muslim Observance. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018: MSU visiting will be closed 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for the Annual Muslim Observance.
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018: Regular visitation will be closed until 5:00p.m. to accommodate Family Friendly programs.
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018: Regular visitation will be closed until 5:00p.m. to accommodate Family Friendly programs.
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018: Visitation will be closed for the day due to the POW WOW event.
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018: Visitation will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a special event.
  • Summer 2018: Between US Highway 101 and the Washington Corrections Center, State Route 102 will be resurfaced with a chipseal. The resurfacing project is expected to continue through the summer. Drivers can expect one-way alternating traffic during daylight hours, and a reduced speed limit to 35 mph.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

Business Offices
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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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