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PRESS RELEASE: Sean Murphy Appointed Deputy Secretary of Correctional Operations for Department of Corrections

TUMWATER – Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Cheryl Strange has appointed former corrections leader Sean Murphy as Deputy Secretary of Correctional Operations for the department...

June 16, 2021

Where Angels Gather: Incarcerated Individuals Across the State Create Benches for Shelton Memorial Park

SHELTON – A child’s death is one of the most painful things a parent can experience. Grieving parents who have lost a child now have a peaceful place to sit and contemplate...

June 9, 2021

Bee-ing Happy and Productive in Prison

SHELTON – Washington Corrections Center has four new beehives. The bees are bringing in multiple colors of pollen indicating they are foraging on a variety of flowering plants...

June 2, 2021

Investment in Priority Hire Program to Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, People of Color Find Construction Jobs in Seattle

SEATTLE – When Victoria Garza entered prison in August 2018 for the second time, she never thought she would one day use the skills she learned in order to reinforce the metal structure components...

May 26, 2021