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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

If you are planning on visiting a Department of Corrections (DOC) prison facility, check this page, or a specific facility page 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.

Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC)
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017: Visitation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. for Family Sports Day. Regular visitation hours will resume at 5:15 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.
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)
  • Debtek cards may be used during Family Friendly Events.
Larch Corrections Center (LCC)
  • IMPORTANT TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR LCC VISITORS: Effective Immediately, all vehicles traveling to our facility are required to be equipped with either traction devices or have chains available as defined by WAC 204-24-040 . As a state law, it can be imposed by either preventing traveling up to the facility from the end of the county roads or may even result in a citation from law enforcement in the event you travel on to the roads and an accident occurs. Please be safe for yourself and your family and ensure that you are prepared for winter traveling. Feel free to call the facility if you have any questions. Thank you!
Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW)
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017: Afternoon visitation is cancelled for the Mother's Day event. Evening visitation will be open.
Monroe Corrections Center (MCC)
  • June 1-15, 2017: The Extended Family Visitation (EFV) program will be closed for necessary maintenance to the trailers.
Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)
  • Friday, April 21, 2017: Regular visitation will be closed at 3:00 p.m. for the Bingo Family Fun Night event that will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017: Visitation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to accommodate a family event. Regular visitation will resume at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017: Visitation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to accommodate a family event. Regular visitation will resume at 5:00 p.m.
  • Effective April 7, 2017 Cash-to-Card System Changes: The Cash-to-Card system now has the capability to accept credit, debit, and cash. With these new features come changes as to how it works. See the Cash-to-Card System ChangesAdobe PDF document file flyer for more information.
  • Effective March 14, 2017 Visitation Process Times:
    • No visitors will be processed 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. due to shift change or 3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. for Formal Count.
    • Extended Family Visits (EFV’s) will process promptly at 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Please do not arrive earlier than this time. The visitor guidelinesAdobe PDF document file will be updated to reflect these changes at a later date.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

Business Offices
  • None at this time
Community Field Offices
  • None at this time.
Community Justice Centers
  • None at this time
Work Release Facilities
  • 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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