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Longview field office staff honored for achieving DOCís vision of working together for safe communities

Longview Community Corrections Officers are reducing crime and making a positive impact on one of the highest crime neighborhoods in the state... Read More

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Larch Corrections Centerís Scarves for Nepal
Long, warm scarves made by offenders at Larch Corrections Center will soon be on their way to earthquake victims devastated by the recent earthquakes in Nepal... Read More

Maintaining Family Engagement Improves Offenders’ Chances of Success
Research shows it’s important for offenders to maintain family connections while in prison and that doing so reduces recidivism. Most offenders in prison have children... Read More or Watch the YouTube Video

Six million worms… and counting
MONROE CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX – Millions of worms are steadily munching through 10,000 pounds of leftover food each month at the Monroe Correctional Complex, northeast of Seattle. DOC used to pay... Read More

The Things Offenders Flush Down Toilets: Shoes, Pants, Sheets and Lots of Water
MONROE CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX – Prison inmates use their toilets for lots of things they’re not intended, like drink coolers, washing machines and trash cans... Read More

Department of Corrections used in current telephone scam
A telephone scam using a false threat of arrest warrants issued by the Washington State Department of Corrections is currently targeting victims across the United States... Read More