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PRESS RELEASE: State Senator Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) Named Assistant Secretary of Newly Created Women’s Prison Division

TUMWATER – Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Cheryl Strange has named state senator Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) as Assistant Secretary of DOC’s Women’s Prison Division...

September 21, 2021

Community Corrections Officers Aid Lincoln County Sheriff's Office in Seizing Firearms

WILBUR – Five Washington State Department of Corrections Officers played a major role in helping Lincoln County sheriffs deputes arrest a sex offender and recover 13 guns...

September 15, 2021

Going From ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I Can’: Larch Peer Mentoring Program is First Certified Prison Tutoring Program in the Nation

YACOLT – Steven Eichentopf shared his experience tutoring a student who was failing algebra. The student grew frustrated sitting at a desk, reading word problems...

September 8, 2021

Change of Seasons: Rebuilding the Sweat Lodge at Clallam Bay

CLALLAM BAY – Sweat lodges are an important ceremony for indigenous people, where participants give thanks, heal, seek wisdom, connect with their spirit guides, and purify mind, body and spirit...

August 25, 2021