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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.

  • Effective Thursday, June 11, 2020: The Washington State Department of Corrections' Coyote Ridge Corrections Center has placed its Medium Security Complex on restricted movement to contain the spread of COVID-19 at the facility. For more information, please see the press release.
  • 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,
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.

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.
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

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

superintendent headshot photo
Jeffrey A. Uttecht