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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 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.
  • June 30, 2018: Visitation will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. for the Black Prisoner Caucus annual event. Regular visits 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.
  • Debtek cards may be used during Family Friendly Events.
  • None at this time.
  • Monday, June 25, 2018: Twin Rivers Unit (TRU) visiting will be closed 5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. for the annual Pagan observance.
  • 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.
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018: Visitation will be closed for an event from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Regular Visitation will resume at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 2018: Due to parking lot resurfacing, there will be no visitations sessions or volunteer programs.
  • Monday, June 25, 2018: Due to parking lot resurfacing, there will be no visitations sessions or volunteer programs.

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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