Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)
Facility Alerts & Notices
Before visiting, check for notices that may impact your travel plans. For visitation cancellations, you can follow @WADOCVisits on Twitter.
- Friday, June 11, 2021: National inventory supply chain issues are causing delivery delays for the bi-monthly food package program. See the package program page for more details.
- Effective Monday, May 3, 2021: Approved visitors are now able to schedule a visit.
- Current COVID-19 visit/volunteer restrictions and COVID-19 visit rules.
WCCW Visiting Information
Effective May 3, 2021, approved visitors are now able to access the COVID-19 Prison Visit Appointment Request form to schedule a visit. See current COVID-19 visit/volunteer restrictions, frequently asked questions, COVID-19 visit rules and COVID-19 visitor guidelines 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.
If the inmate you are wanting to visit is housed at the Yakima County Jail, please review the Yakima County Jail visiting policy.
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. WCCW 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.
WCCW'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 WCCW. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the WCCW Family Friendly Events Calendar for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.
Regular Visiting Hours
Video Visiting Hours
Per DOC Policy 450.300 – Attachment 1, Video Visiting, 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.
|Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday||10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
|Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday||7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Academic & Partnership Programs
- Adult Basic Education
- Braille Program
- General Education Diploma (GED)
- Information Technology
- Ornamental Horticulture
- Prison Pet Partnership Program (PPPP)
- Residential Parenting Program
- Sustainability in Prisons Project
- Technical Design
Research Based Programs
Volunteers from the Community
More than 600 community volunteers serve Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in many capacities, including academic internships, chemical dependency counseling, transition planning, tutoring, creative writing, diversity awareness, HIV/AIDS education, speech classes, theatrical movement, meditation, and staff aids.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington offers the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program, where incarcerated mothers act as leaders to provide craft and educational projects for their daughters. Nationally known groups such as Toastmasters International, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous also provide volunteer services.
Serving the Community
Community service inmate work crews conduct grounds maintenance, light repairs, and planting and harvesting tasks. In addition, more than 40 female inmates work on outside crews for facility–related tasks such as general facility and grounds maintenance, and store operations to include stocking, order fulfillment and inventory tasks.
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.
Washington Corrections Center for Women Superintendent
Superintendent Jo Wofford
Jo Wofford served for 14 years with the Washington State Department of Corrections prior to joining the staff of the Washington Technology Solutions as the emergency management and disaster recovery specialist. During her tenure with Corrections, she served for 11 years as uniformed custody staff prior to promoting to associate superintendent of the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash. in 2011. She was appointed superintendent of Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) on July 1, 2017. On December 1, 2017, she became the superintendent of Washington Corrections Center for Women.
Throughout her correctional career, Wofford moved her facilities forward in ways that improved security and safety practices, including staff accountability work, enhanced transport security practices, and changes in inmate movement within facilities to decrease disturbances and violence. Additionally, she is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) trained Incident Command System (ICS) instructor and served as an incident commander for the Departmental Incident Management Team (DIMT).