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Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW)

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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: 321 female inmates
Year Opened: 2005

MCCCW 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. MCCCW 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.

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

Family Friendly Events

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

Visit Room

Sunday: 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday: 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.*
*Only applicable if Monday is a state holiday
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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: 10:00 a.m. – Scheduled End
11:00 a.m. – Scheduled End
2:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
3:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
9:30 p.m. – Scheduled End
10:30 p.m. – Scheduled End

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Beyond Trauma
  • Business Technology
  • College Readiness Course
  • Domestic Violence Survival Group
  • High School Equivalency (HSE)
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Moving On
  • Partner in Parenting
  • Pawsitive Prison Project & Cat Adoption Program
  • Read to me Mommy
  • Roots to Success
  • Sustainability in Prisons Project
  • Transition to Life
  • Women’s Conference

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Butterfly Rearing Technician
  • Community Service Work Crews
  • Education Teacher Assistants
  • Fisheries Work Crew
  • Food Services
  • Horticulture
  • Janitorial
  • Library Clerks
  • Maintenance
  • Recreation Teacher Assistants
  • Warehouse Clerks

Community Involvement

At Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW), there is participation on the Community Advisory Board and Family Advisory Committee.

Volunteer Programs

Volunteers are instrumental in assisting in the development of programs aimed at promoting positive changes in personal growth and successful reintegration to society. Volunteer led programs at MCCCW include: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) , Narcotics Anonymous , Crystal Meth Anonymous , Celebrate Recovery and Bridges to Life .

Giving Back to the Community

Many inmates are in the Circle of Giving program. They utilize the many materials donated by members of the community to craft high quality quilts and crocheted items for homeless and needy individuals.

Additionally, quarterly fundraisers are held and the proceeds are donated to local charities.

Mission Creek Superintendent

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Dennis Tabb

Dennis Tabb began his career in corrections in June 1994 as a correctional officer working at Monroe Correctional Complex. He has worked through the custody ranks of classification counselor, unit supervisor, correctional program manager, and interim superintendent, and in addition to Monroe, he has worked at McNeil Island Corrections Center and Mission Creek Corrections Center. While at Mission Creek, he was instrumental in the implementation of various programs, such as Moving On, Beyond Trauma, Parenting Inside Out, and Bridges to Life. On August 4, 2018, Tabb became the superintendent of Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women.

Tabb is a veteran of the U.S. Army and earned his Associate of Arts degree in Business Management from Penn Foster College, and has extensive training in leadership practices.