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Washington State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response


PRESS RELEASE: Corrections Announces Social Outing Pilot Project for Three Work Release Facilities

TUMWATER – As various counties move through the Governor’s Safe Start phased reopening plan, effective September 23, 2020, the Washington Department of Corrections is re-establishing social outings with strict criteria to protect families, incarcerated individuals, staff and communities at work release facilities in three pilot locations...

September 23, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Corrections Appoints New Assistant Secretary for Health Services Division

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections has named Daniel S. Johnson as the Assistant Secretary for Health Services, effective September 21, 2020...

September 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Corrections Names New Deputy Communications Director

TUMWATER – The Department of Corrections has appointed Rachel Noll as its new Deputy Communications Director effective September 16, 2020...

September 16, 2020

Ratcliff Work Release Residents Complete First Gender-Responsive Virtual Health and Wellness Reentry Course

SEATTLE – From locating reproductive health care to learning how to be resilient after years of exposure to violent relationships prior to incarceration, justice-involved women face different obstacles during reentry than those of their male counterparts...

September 16, 2020