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Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC)

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Facility Alerts & Notices

Before visiting, check for notices that may impact your travel plans. For visitation cancellations, you can follow Twitter logo@WADOCVisits on Twitter.

  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities. This action is taken to enhance the practice of social distancing and further mitigate the risk of exposure to our employees and incarcerated population. For further details, please see the Temporary Suspension of Volunteer Services memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Consistent with DOH guidelines, Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols for all employees/contract staff, incarcerated individuals and others entering our facilities and field offices to include taking temperatures and answering screening questionnaires. Until we are able to put those protocols into place, we are taking the following actions effective March 13:
    • Suspending visitation at all correctional facilities in Washington including extended family visits (EFV). Corrections has authorized reimbursement for families scheduled for EFVs
    • Restricting access for all individuals, with the exception of employees/contract staff and legal professionals, to Monroe Correctional Complex, Washington Corrections Center, and Washington Corrections Center for Women
    • Suspending all tours and events involving four or more outside guests at all facilities
Contact & Location

At A Glance

Local Family Council
DOC Policy 530.155 Family CouncilsAdobe PDF File

Custody Level: Minimum
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 480 male inmates
Year Opened: 1954

CCCC Visiting Information

Visitor Application Process

To visit an inmate, you must complete the visitor application process. Go to the Prison Visits webpage for information about what is required in your specific circumstances to complete the visitor application process.

The visitor application process must be completed for both Prison Visits and Video Visits.

Visitor Guidelines

The general guidelines that are applicable to all prison facilities is detailed in DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Incarcerated IndividualsAdobe PDF File. CCCC also has its own Visitor's GuidelinesAdobe PDF File detailing important notices, visiting rules, guidelines for all visits (prison and video), and regular visiting hours for each housing unit.

CCCC's Regular Visiting Hours have also been published below as a quick reference for your convenience.

REMINDER: All visitors may arrive to the facility 15 minutes prior to the start of visitation.

Family Friendly Events

Many family friendly events are hosted at CCCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the CCCC Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Regular Visiting Hours

Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at CCCC. Regular visiting hours are subject to change due to unplanned incidents, as well as scheduled events. Please check facility alerts & notices, as well as the Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File and Visitor's GuidelinesAdobe PDF File for information that may impact your travel plans.

Cascade & Olympic Living Units

Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening visiting hours alternate every week. See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File for details.

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Video Visiting Hours

Per DOC Policy 450.300 – Attachment 1, Video VisitingAdobe PDF File, video visits will be scheduled in 30 minute increments and may not exceed one hour in duration. Hours posted represent the available check-in times for scheduled visits.

Sunday: None
Monday: None
Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
7:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
8:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
Wednesday: None
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
7:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
8:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
Friday: None
Saturday: 6:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
7:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
8:00 p.m. – Scheduled End

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

Community Involvement

The Community Partnership Program at Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC) is involved in several community programs.

Giving Back to the Community

Cedar Creek partners with our local schools, businesses, and churches to collaborate on several community projects each year. Through their own fundraising events, inmates have donated funds to ROOF, St. Jude's Hospital, Littlerock School, and the Dog Program for Veterans. Additionally, CCCC staff have held food drives for local food banks, supported local non-profits such as the Rochester ROOF program, and Adopt-a-Family during the holidays annually.

Serving the Community

Cedar Creek provides community service prison work crews that perform thousands of hours of work each year for local, county, non-profit organizations, and state agencies.

Cedar Creek also collaborates with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) . Prison work crews under DNR's supervision maintain trails and surrounding campgrounds of the Capital Forest, plant trees, and fight forest fires.

Sustainability in the Community

Cedar Creek is dedicated to engaging staff members and inmates in sustainability efforts. These efforts include gardening, composting, recycling, and rainwater catchment.

Through the Sustainability in Prisons Program (SPP) Cedar Creek partners with The Evergreen State College and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to connect inmates with nature and teach them about environmental responsibility. Inmates at CCCC participate in several sustainability programs that directly support and serve the community:

  • Oregon Spotted Frog Hatchery & Reintegration Program: In 2012, 247 endangered Spotted Frogs were released, part of the 500 released between 2010-2012.
  • Beekeeping Program: Teaches eco-friendly bee management practices utilizing current organic techniques. Inmates produce bee products, such as honey which is used by the prison facility kitchen, as well as lip balm and hand lotion.

Cedar Creek Superintendent

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Al Smack

Al Smack began his correctional career with the Tennessee Department of Corrections in 1996 as a correctional officer, and was hired in 2000 as a correctional officer at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash. He has held a variety of positions including correctional officer, sergeant, and lieutenant at Washington Corrections Center, captain at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, and associate superintendent for custody and operations at Washington Corrections Center. In April 2018, Smack accepted the role of the agency’s security and emergency management administrator. On June 1, 2019, Smack became superintendent of Cedar Creek Corrections Center.

While progressing through the custody ranks, Smack has consistently maintained a focus on security operations and management, safe and secure facilities, and individual safety.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2014 from Purdue University Global.