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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.

  • 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).
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018: Regular visitation will be closed for the Hispanic Heritage Cultural event.
  • Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, September 23, 2018: B Unit visitation is cancelled.
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018: Regular visitation will be open 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be closed from 2:00-5:15 p.m. for the Kairos event. Regular visits will resume 5:15-7:15 p.m.
  • Summer-Fall 2018: Beginning Tuesday, July 24th, 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. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 - 4:00 p.m. Friday – Monday.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018: Minimum Security Unit Visitation will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Parenting Inside Out Graduation Ceremony. Visitation will resume after count at 5:00 p.m.
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  • Saturday, October 13, 2018: MSU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Annual Native American PowWow event. Evening visitation processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 8, 2018: Visitation will close at 3:00 p.m. to accommodate offender programs.
  • Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23: Visitation is closed for Fox and Golf Units.

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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