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Work Release Expansion

Notice

Effective June 17, 2020, the work release expansion project is paused until further notice. Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the state is reviewing its budget status and the Department of Corrections will further analyze the possibilities of expansion once more fiscal information is known.

Correspondingly, there are no additional community meetings scheduled after the recently completed June 2020 community meetings.

About

Work release facilities serve as a bridge between life in prison and life in the community. Incarcerated individuals who complete the work release program are more likely to be successful in maintaining employment, stable housing, and in paying legal financial obligations. Recent research conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy indicates that work release programs have a positive cost/benefit impact; for every dollar spent, $3.82 is returned to the state.

King County

For questions or concerns about the Work Release Expansion in King County, please email docwrexpandkc@doc1.wa.gov

Community presentation materials will be added to the respective community section approximately two weeks after each community meeting.

King County Communications Timeline (pdf)

Community Presentation

Meeting Minutes

North Central (Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas counties)

For questions or concerns about the Work Release Expansion in North Central, please email docwrexpandnc@doc1.wa.gov

Community presentation materials will be added to the respective community section approximately two weeks after each community meeting.

North Central Counties Communications Timeline (pdf)

Community Presentation

Meeting Minutes

Pierce County

For questions or concerns about the Work Release Expansion in Pierce County, please email docwrexpandpc@doc1.wa.gov

Community presentation materials will be added to the respective community section approximately two weeks after each community meeting.

Pierce County Communications Timeline (pdf)

Community Presentation

Meeting Minutes

Snohomish County

For questions or concerns about the Work Release Expansion in Snohomish County, please email docwrexpandsc@doc1.wa.gov

Community presentation materials will be added to the respective community section approximately two weeks after each community meeting.

Snohomish County Communications Timeline (pdf)

Community Presentation

Meeting Minutes

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