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Department of Corrections Employees Provide Assistance to Wildfire Victims

As wildfires ravage Washington, Department of Corrections employees are working with local governments, non-profits and volunteers to aid and comfort victims of the blazes... Read More

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Deputy Director Earl X. Wright Retires Following 36-year Career in Criminal Justice
TUMWATER — You might say Earl X. Wright was destined for working in prisons. When Wright was in his early teens in New Orleans, La. he got in trouble a lot in school... Read More

Buzzing With Success: Bees Help Inmates Learn Marketable Skills, Build Self-Esteem
LITTLEROCK — Jack Boysen grew up afraid of bees, yet here he is sticking his hand in the middle of a buzzing hive. The puffy, white, head-to-toe beekeeper suit he’s wearing helps... Read More

Video: Offender Overcomes Drugs, Crime, To Become Professional Firefighter
Hyampom, Calif. — David Flynn watched orange flames devour a tree over 100 feet tall. It teetered, dangerously close to toppling onto a roadway. A thick, smoky haze choked the air.... Read More

Video: Offenders Chart Path to Good Jobs with CAD Training
Stafford Creek Corrections Center — Dozens of inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center are earning certificates in computer assisted design that can help them land good jobs when they get out of prison... Read More

Video: Experimental Housing For Vets Changes Lives, Reduces Violence
ABERDEEN — Washington’s prison system is one of only a handful nationally that houses veterans together. The idea is to see if their common experiences can create a sense of comradery, and, in turn, reduce conflict, and motivate offenders to turn around...Read More

Cats in Prison Attract Overseas Interest
YACOLT — Korean students travel to Larch to assess if program allowing offenders to care for kittens could help curb recidivism among juvenile offenders back home... Read More