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Larch Corrections Center (LCC)

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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: 1956

LCC 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. LCC 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.

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

Local Family Council

Larch is always looking for family members that are willing to participate in our Local Family Council (LFC). LFC is an opportunity for family members to serve on an advisory board, working side-by-side with our Superintendent, Correctional Program Manager (CPM), Community Participation Program Coordinator (CPPC), and visiting staff to enhance and improve the family experience with your loved ones. Whether it’s regular or extended family visiting, Family Friendly, Religious, or Cultural events, education and work programs, or daily living, we encourage council members to work with us in finding ways to create better connections for you and your incarcerated family member in order to promote growth and development for them personally and to strengthen family bonds. If you are interested, please review the membership process.

Family Friendly Events

Many family friendly events are hosted at LCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the LCC 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 LCC. 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.

Visiting Check In Time
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
See Visitor's Guidelines for more informationAdobe PDF File

Elkhorn Living Unit

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Silver Star Living Unit

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 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.

Daily: 8:30 a.m. – Scheduled End
12:30 p.m. – Scheduled End
6:00 p.m. – Scheduled End

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

Growth Programs

  • Arts for Healing
  • Cultural
  • Family Friendly
  • Re-entry Preparation
  • Religious/Spiritual

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

Community Involvement

Larch Corrections Center has over 120 community volunteers that support religious/spiritual, resident growth and development, re-entry, sustainability, and Family Friendly activities. We are always looking for new volunteers to assist in these programs and can do so by contacting the Chaplain and/or our Community Participation Program Coordinator (CPPC). These connections not only help our staff and residents, but build strength and acceptance for our men as they prepare to return to their families and communities in Washington State.

Clark College is a strong collaborator for our facility, providing residents basic education courses to attain their General Equivalency Diploma (GED), as well as, vocational skills training/certification to enhance employment opportunities upon release.

Evergreen College’s Sustainability in Prisons Project along with the Oregon Zoo have helped to create and support sustainability programs, such as, rehabilitation of the Western Pond Turtle, Beekeeping, plantain for Oregon Zoo butterflies and soon, Woodpecker research through environmental literacy programs and development of special skills. Larch also engages in the socialization and basic training of canines and felines through the Humane Society of Southwest Washington (HSSW). Residents earn certifications while working with volunteers and an animal behaviorists to teach rehabilitation and socialization techniques to address individual animal’s needs, promoting an opportunity for these wonderful animals to find their forever homes.

It is these types of community relationships that enhance the camp environment for the residents, while creating a better awareness of how our local communities play an important role in the successful transition of our incarcerated population.

Larch Interim Superintendent

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JC Miller

JC Miller began his career with the department as a corrections officer at Washington State Penitentiary in 1993 and later transferred to Airway Heights Corrections Center, where he promoted to correctional sergeant and was part of the Emergency Response Team. In 1996, he was promoted to classification counselor 2 and maintained that position after transferring to Cedar Creek Corrections Center in 1998. In 2000, Miller transferred to Stafford Creek Corrections Center where he was promoted to a correctional unit supervisor, and later held the same position at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. There he successfully piloted the Thinking for a Change program. In 2016, Miller promoted to Larch Corrections Center as correctional program manager. Miller has approximately 26 years of experience within correctional systems.

In September, 2019, Miller began the role of interim superintendent of Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt, Wash.

Miller earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University in Nebraska.