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Washington State Department of Corrections to Begin Replacing Gas-Powered Vehicles with Electric

On November 3, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee signed Executive order 21-04 to help combat climate change, Washington State agencies will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing local and state fleets with electric or biofuel powered vehicles...

September 21, 2022

DOC Director of Person-Centered Services Christopher Poulos Appointed to National Advisory Board

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center has announced an appointment for Christopher Poulos to serve on its national advisory board.

September 14, 2022

Farewell to Two Brigadoon Trained Service Dogs

On August 11, 2022 we sent a farewell to two Brigadoon trained service dogs Elliot and Evan. Elliot and Evan trained with incarcerated individuals who are a part of...

September 7, 2022

Incarcerated Women Raise Endangered Butterflies

Incarcerated butterfly technicians have received a new batch of the federally endangered Taylor’s Checkerspot butterflies at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW).

August 31, 2022