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PRESS RELEASE: Secretary Strange Creates Women’s Prison Division

TUMWATER – Recognizing the need to update and align correctional operations and practices to be more informed by the differences between men and women, the Department of Corrections (DOC) will formally create a Women’s Prison Division within the agency...

July 29, 2021

News Spotlight: Update - Prison Bed Consolidation and Unit Closures

In May 2021, the Department of Corrections (DOC) shared a draft proposal for the closure of units within prison facilities. Several factors have contributed to the proposal...

July 28, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: DOC resumes contact visitation and Extended Family Visiting

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections’ (DOC) Safe Start Plan will go into effect August 15, 2021. DOC Secretary Cheryl Strange has announced contact visitation in prisons will resume on that date and the age restriction for visitors will be eliminated...

July 22, 2021

Community Corrections – Helping support safe and successful community transitions

At Washington State Department of Corrections, the overall mission is to improve public safety by positively changing lives...

July 14, 2021