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News Spotlight: Washington State Department of Corrections Retaliation Response

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) appreciates the opportunity to address such an important topic, such as retaliation, which is an all-too-common occurrence in correctional settings...

August 9, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Department of Corrections Names Chris Wright as Communications Director

TUMWATER – Secretary Cheryl Strange has named Chris Wright as Communications Director for the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC), effective August 17, 2022.

August 5, 2022

Research Team Tours Washington Prisons to Learn Best Practices

The success of the Washington State Department of Corrections’ Correctional Industries and corrections education has drawn the attention of researchers and the Illinois Department of Corrections.

August 3, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: DOC Secretary Announces the Retirement of Prisons Leader Mike Obenland

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Cheryl Strange announced today the retirement of Mike Obenland as the Assistant Secretary of the Men’s Prisons Division, effective September 1, 2022.

August 1, 2022