Olympic Corrections Center (OCC)
Facility Alerts & Notices
Before visiting, check for notices that may impact your travel plans. For visitation cancellations, you can follow @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.
- 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
OCC 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.
The general guidelines that are applicable to all prison facilities is detailed in DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Incarcerated Individuals. OCC also has its own Visitor's Guidelines detailing important notices, visiting rules, guidelines for all visits (prison and video), and regular visiting hours for each housing unit.
OCC'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 OCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the OCC Family Friendly Events Calendar for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.
Regular Visiting Hours
Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at OCC. 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 Calendar and Visitor's Guidelinesfor information that may impact your travel plans.
|Sunday:||9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday:||9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|By Appointment Only|
Academic & Partnership Programs
- Adult Basic Education/GED
- HS21+ & HS18 (new)
- English 090
- Life Skills Computing
- Job Seekers
- Sustainable Horticulture
- Green Building Technology
- Human Relations
- Math 121
- English 101
- Dog Training Program
- Sustainability in Prisons Project
Research Based Programs
- Substance Abuse Therapeutic Community (TC)
Serving the Community
Community Service crews provide services to local government agencies such the Olympic Natural Resource Center , the Quillayute Valley School District , Quillayute Valley Park and Recreation District, and non–profit organizations such as the Forks Museum and West End Youth League. The items designed and built by the Woods Products Shop, which are crafted with donated tools and materials, are donated to the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction , Cherish Our Children , and others.
Olympic Corrections Center supports the Department's goal of working for sustainable, safe communities. The facility consistently looks for ways to save energy, reduce waste, and become more efficient in its plant operations. Sustainability is also demonstrated through the compost program, a horticulture program, recycling program and transitioning to energy saving appliances and installing water meters.
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.
Jason Bennett started his career at Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) (Special Offender Unit) in 1993 as a Correctional Officer. Over the years, he promoted through the custody ranks to Correctional Captain, and worked at multiple facilities including McNeil Island Corrections Center, Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC), and Olympic Corrections Center. Jason also has a solid classification and programs background serving as a Correctional Unit Supervisor, and presently as the Correctional Program Manager at OCC.
Jason has been an active instructor, providing training on subjects from emergency response and control tactics through impacting behavior change. He has practical application experience in emergency response serving as the Assistant Team Leader for the SCCC Emergency Response team and as Incident Commander through various incidents and escapes at OCC.