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Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)

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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.

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019: The Local Family Council will be meeting in the visitation room from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. to watch a CRCC Dog program demonstration. We will not have the ability to have this meeting available by conference call. All meeting minutes will be posted in Public Access, Visitation, and on the website for those who cannot attend. Visitation will be open normal visiting hours.
Contact & Location

At A Glance

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

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. CRCC 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.

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.

Family Friendly Events

Many family friendly events are hosted at CRCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the CRCC 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 CRCC. 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 Filefor information that may impact your travel plans.

Camas & Sage Living Units

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Living Units F, G, H, I

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Living Units B, C, D, E

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Auto Repair
  • Building Maintenance
  • Community Work Crews
  • Correctional Industries (CI) employs offenders in their Laundry Operation, Textiles Factory, Pillow/Mattress Factory, Food Factory and Pheasant Farm
  • Food Service
  • Groundkeepers
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Janitorial
  • Job Search
  • Motor Pool
  • Welding

Family Council

Family Council meetings are a great opportunity for approved visitors to ask questions, make suggestions, receive information, and share their perspective on the facility. At CRCC, a family member is co-chair of the council. Together, the participating visitors and facility staff establish the agenda and work together to resolve issues as they are identified.

In addition to family members, meetings are generally attended by the facility Superintendent or Associate Superintendent, Visiting Program staff representative, Family Services Program staff representative, and others as needed. At our facility, participants can attend in person or over the phone by calling in on a toll free number.

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 visitation 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.

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 Superintendent

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Superintendent
Jeffrey A. Uttecht