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PRESS RELEASE: Secretary Strange Appoints Christopher Poulos to Bring Perspective of Incarcerated Persons to DOC Practices

TUMWATER – Secretary Cheryl Strange has established a new position to mark the beginning of the department’s commitment to bringing the voice of incarcerated individuals into the department’s practices...

October 15, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Washington State Department of Corrections Ends Disciplinary Segregation

TUMWATER – For several years, the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) has been reviewing the disciplinary process for incarcerated individuals to identify areas of improvement...

September 30, 2021

Staff Psychologists are a Lifeline at a Difficult Time

It’s a widely-known fact that correctional officers face risks for serious injury or illness when they report to work each day. Correctional officers across the country are trained for prevention of these scenarios...

September 29, 2021

Lending a Helping Paw: Service Dogs Common in Washington’s Prisons

September is National Service Dog Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and showing appreciation for the extraordinary work service animals perform every day...

September 22, 2021