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Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)

photo of the prison facility

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.

Contact & Location

At A Glance

Local Family Council
DOC Policy 530.155 Family Councils (pdf)
Custody Level: Minimum,
Medium & Maximum
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 1,936 male inmates
Year Opened: 2000

SCCC Visiting Information

Approved visitors may schedule visits using the COVID-19 Prison Visit Appointment Request form. See COVID-19 visitor guidelines, frequently asked questions, and current COVID-19 visit/volunteer restrictions (pdf) for more 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 Individuals (pdf). SCCC also has its own Visitor's Guidelines (pdf) detailing important notices, visiting rules, guidelines for all visits (prison and video), and regular visiting hours for each housing unit.

SCCC'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 SCCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the SCCC Family Friendly Events Calendar (pdf) for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Regular Visiting Hours

Video Visiting Hours

Per DOC Policy 450.300 – Attachment 1, Video Visiting (pdf), video visits will be scheduled in 30 minute increments and may not exceed one hour in duration. Video visits may be scheduled by an approved visitor through JPay at least 24 hours in advance.

Living Units
Days Time
Daily (30-minute increments) 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Bookkeeping
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Computer Life Skills
  • Drywall
  • Roofing and Siding
  • Sustainability in Prisons Project
  • Technical Design – State Certificate
  • Welding – State Certificate

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Chair Shop
  • Metal Shop
  • Laundry
  • Business Office

Community Involvement

Stafford Creek inmates participate in various activities that support the community.

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. The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program puts together fundraisers for community charity groups such as the Children's Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor, Coastal Community Action Program, Habitat for Humanity, and the Grays Harbor Food Bank Distribution Center.

Giving Back to the Community

The Grays Harbor Lions Club works with Bicycles from Heaven to donate like-new bikes to the community. Inmates receive old bikes and bike parts, refurbish them, and donate them to the Lions Club for distribution to individuals in need. Over 1,000 bikes have been distributed throughout Grays Harbor County to date.

Inmates also participate in outreach efforts, such as crocheting hats and blankets and donating them to community like the United Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor, the nursery at the local hospital, and the United Way of Grays Harbor Coat & Blanket Drive. Through Toy Time, inmates make toys to donate to the community for children during the holidays. These donations go to the Children's Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor and the Christmas for Kids in Grays Harbor program.

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.

Migration I, 2003

Migration II, 2003

Stafford Creek Superintendent

superintendent headshot photo

Interim Superintendent Ron Haynes

Dan Van Ogle started with the Department of Corrections in 1994 as a correctional officer at Clallam Bay Corrections Center. Van Ogle has progressed through many leadership positions within the department. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University. Van Ogle has worked at several different facilities to include Airway Heights Corrections Center and Washington Corrections Center. In 1999, he was part of the startup team for Stafford Creek which included development of procedures and the hiring of staff. Van Ogle has been part of the state-wide quality improvement team, violence reduction teams, and emergency response teams, and most recently served as the associate superintendent at Stafford Creek Corrections Center. He is a progressive leader who values staff, recognizes positive performance and reinforces the agencies core competencies daily.