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PRESS RELEASE: Third Incarcerated Individual in Washington Dies of COVID-19

TUMWATER – On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, an incarcerated patient at the Washington State Penitentiary, in Walla Walla, Wash., passed away due to COVID-19 related issues...

November 22, 2020

Employees serve as heroic inspiration

At the Washington State Department of Corrections, you will find staff members who dedicate themselves to the work they do, with a heart of service...

November 18, 2020

Corrections Employing and Supporting Veterans

For years, the Washington State Department of Corrections has been a proud employer of veterans...

November 10, 2020

Corrections' Hope Gardens Donate Over 73,879 Pounds of Produce During Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so has food insecurity. A new report published last month by the University of Washington estimates 30% of all households in the state of Washington were food insecure as a direct result of the pandemic...

November 4, 2020