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Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC)

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Facility Alerts & Notices

Before visiting, check this page for notices and alerts that may impact your travel plans.

  • Heat Mitigation Effort: The Department of Corrections has published general guidance to facilities on strategies they may follow for heat mitigation when necessary.

Contact & Location

At A Glance

Local Family Council
DOC Policy 530.155 Family Councils (pdf)

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 Individuals (pdf). CCCC also has its own Visitor's Guidelines (pdf) 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 Calendar (pdf) 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 CCCC Visit Schedule Calendar (pdf) and Visitor's Guidelines (pdf) for information that may impact your travel plans.

Check in for Monday and Friday will begin at 5:45pm and end at 6:00pm. Visitors who arrive after this time will be unable to visit.

Check in times for Saturday and Sunday will begin at 11:45am and end at 12:00 noon. Visitors who arrive after this time will have to wait for the evening check in for their visit. Check in will reopen at 5:45pm and end at 6:00pm. Visitors who arrive after this time will be unable to visit.

Cascade & Olympic Living Units

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Rotating Schedule – See Visit Schedule Calendar (pdf) 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Video Visiting Hours

Per Video Visit Expectations (pdf), video visits will be scheduled in 30 minute increments and may not exceed one hour in duration. Video visits may be scheduled by an approved visitor through Securus at least 24 hours in advance.

Securus Terminal
Days Time
Daily 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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 Project (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:

Cedar Creek’s location on the South easterly border of a 110,000-acre forest is an ideal location for the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) that Cedar Creek is nationally known for working with. In fact, the Department of Correction’s sustainability efforts began at Cedar Creek. The SPP’s mission is to empower sustainable change by bringing nature, science, and environmental education into prisons. Cedar Creek is dedicated to engaging staff members and incarcerated individuals in sustainability efforts. These efforts include gardening, composting, recycling, and rainwater catchment.

Cedar Creek Superintendent

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Superintendent Tim Thrasher

Tim Thrasher started his employment with the Washington Department of Corrections in 1994. He first served as a correctional officer at the Monroe Correctional Complex before transferring to Cedar Creek Corrections Center. He then promoted to investigator and eventually chief investigator at Washington Corrections Center (WCC). Following that assignment, he worked as part of a team to implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Unit. The project included developing policy, training and conducting PREA related investigations.

Tim was later promoted to chief of investigative operations, and most recently was the missioned housing administrator (MHA). As the MHA, he had statewide oversight of restrictive housing, veterans’ units, the skill building unit and other missioned housing. Starting in September 2021, Tim began assisting WCC with coordinating resources within HQ Prisons, Health Services, Transportation and Criminal Conviction Records Unit to work on both current classifications and transfers, and streamline the reception process.

Tim has served as associate superintendent at Stafford Creek Corrections Center and superintendent at Larch Corrections Center. Tim has a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College.