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Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)

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Facility Alerts & Notices

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

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024: MSC & MSU Visiting will be closed in the morning. MSC regular visiting open from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.. MSU regular visiting open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024: MSC Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 12, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024: MSC Visiting will be closed in the morning & evening. Regular visiting open from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Contact & Location

At A Glance

Local Family Council
DOC Policy 530.155 Family Councils (pdf)

Custody Level: Minimum,
Medium & Long-term Minimum
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 2,468 male inmates
Year Opened:
Minimum Security – 1992
Medium Security – 2009

CRCC Visiting Information

Lodging and Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP)

The Lodging and Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) was developed to help reduce the financial burden placed on families due to the cost associated with travel to/from a facility. Qualifying applicants may request up to two separate $50 reimbursements to assist with the cost of fuel and/or a hotel stay when visiting their loved on. You can find more information and the application at the link above.

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). CRCC 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.

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

REMINDER: MSC visitors may arrive on grounds and park in the designated visitor parking lot no sooner than 11:30 a.m. Visitors are to remain in their vehicles until 11:50 a.m. at which time you may enter Pubic Access and pull a ticket. You will not be allowed to enter CRCC Public Access any sooner than 11:50 a.m.

Scheduled Events

Many scheduled events are hosted at CRCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the CRCC Event Calendar (pdf) for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Criteria for Inmate Participation in Family Friendly Events

CRCC has adopted the following criteria for determining whether an inmate may or may not participate in a family friendly event.

  1. When an activity or event is primarily intended for minors to participate:
    • Inmates with sex offenses (EVER) committed against a minor, without regard to the current visiting privileges with their own children, will not be approved for participation in family friendly events directed specifically toward minors.
    • Inmates must have children on their Approved Visit List, and one or more of the minor child(ren) must be present for the event.
    • Inmates intending to attend must have a clear conduct (no serious infractions/rule violations) in the past six months
  2. When an activity is intended for adults (significant women day or significant men day):
    • Children will not be allowed to attend, and
    • Inmates will be eligible for participation provided they have clear conduct (no serious infractions/rule violations) in the past six months.

Regular Visiting Hours

Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at CRCC. Regular visiting hours are subject to change due to unplanned incidents, as well as scheduled events. Please check facility alerts & notices, CRCC Event Calendar (pdf), CRCC Visit Schedule Calendar (pdf) and Visitor's Guidelines (pdf) for information that may impact your travel plans.

Minimum Security Unit (MSU)

Visiting will occur in the multipurpose room. MSU visitors, can park in the MSU visitor parking lot at 12:50 p.m., and check in will start at 1:00 p.m., check out is at 8:00 p.m. There will be no visitor check in/processing between 1:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m., 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., or during the last hour of visiting.

No Visitor Check in/processing During these Times
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Unit & Days Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Sage Unit 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Camas Unit 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Medium Security Complex (MSC)

Visiting will occur in the visit room. MSC visitors, can enter public access at 11:50 a.m. and check in will start at 12:00 p.m., check out is at 7:00 p.m. There will be no visitor check in/processing between 1:40 p.m. to 2:10 p.m., 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., or during the last hour of visiting.

No Visitor Check in/processing During these Times
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Unit & Days Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Medium Units (B, C, D, & E) – See Visit Schedule Calendar (pdf) 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MI3 Units (G, H, & I) – See Visit Schedule Calendar (pdf) 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 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
Medium Security Complex (MSC) B, C, D, E, G, H, & I Units
Days Time
Daily 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Minimum Security Unit (MSU) Sage & Camas Units
Days Time
Daily 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Alternatives to Violence (MSC Only)
  • Dog Training & Adoption Program
  • Family Friendly Events
  • High School+
  • Inside Outside Dads
  • Mental Health Group Therapy
  • Parenting Programs (24/7 Dads, Inside Out Dads, Partners in Parenting)
  • Post-Secondary Degree Programs (MSC Only)
  • Reentry/Life Skills
  • Religious Activities
  • Sustainability in Prisons Project

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Automotive Mechanics Technology (MSU Only)
  • Barber
  • Carpentry (MSU Only)
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Community Work Crews (MSU only)
  • Correctional Industries (CI) employs incarcerated individuals in their Laundry Operation, Textiles Factory, Pillow/Mattress Factory, Food Factory and Pheasant Farm
  • Digital Design
  • Entrepreneurship (MSC only)
  • Groundkeepers
  • HVAC (MSC only)
  • Janitorial
  • Library Assistant
  • Maintenance
  • Peer Support Resolutions
  • Therapy Aide
  • Welding (MSC only)

Community Involvement

Serving the Community

Several community work crews employ offenders, supervised by trained correctional officers to provide services to surrounding communities at a reduced cost. Public agencies and non–profit organizations hire offender crews to maintain properties, buildings, parks, roads, water lines and sewage systems.

Art in Public Places

The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program facilitates the acquisition, placement, and stewardship of artwork in state-funded building projects throughout Washington. The Washington State Legislature established the AIPP program in 1974 to acquire artwork for educational institutions and state agencies, funded by ½ of 1 percent of the state’s portion of construction costs. Today, the State Art Collection includes more than 4,700 artworks.

A Desert Garden for Coyote, 1995

Coyote Ridge Superintendents

Superintendent of Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

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Superintendent Jefferey Perkins

Jeff joined the Department 29 years ago as a correctional officer at Coyote Ridge. He has held a number of roles within DOC through his career as a sergeant, academy supervisor, security specialist, coach specialist, correctional unit supervisor, acting correctional program manager, acting captain, associate superintendent, and most recently, Superintendent B at CRCC’s MSU.

Jeff has worked hard throughout his career to cultivate positive work relationships, support the growth, training, and development of staff, and build and sustain strong work teams. Jeff is committed to developing plans and strategies while working with staff to continue to improve processes. He is a supporter of strong security practices, cross-collaboration, and effective reentry and he will continue to dedicate his expertise as a longtime CRCC leader.

Superintendent of Coyote Ridge Corrections Center Minimum Security Unit (MSU)

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Superintendent Vaaia Gaines

Vaaia Gaines started her career with The Washington State Department of Corrections on October 5, 1998. During her tenure she has worked various positions, Correctional Officer, Classification Counselor, Correctional Housing Unit Manager, Correctional Unit Supervisor, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Program Manager and currently Associate Superintendent.

Vaaia has managed minimum, medium, close custody, and restricted housing units. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in classification, programs, and emergency response as well as management of programs such as grievance, hearings, visiting, education, roster, property, and religious programs. Vaaia has been a proponent for local implementation of initiatives relative to the results prisons, violence reduction, reentry, and PREA compliance. She was a member of both Crisis Negotiation Team and Critical Incident Security Management team at WSP. Her leadership and ability to promote a positive environment for staff, incarcerated individuals, family/friends, and customers is an asset to our department.