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.
- Effective Monday, August 9, 2021: Approved visitors of all ages are now able to schedule a contact visit for up to three hours except where prohibited by policy.
- 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.
- Current COVID-19 visit/volunteer restrictions and COVID-19 prison visit guidelines.
WCCW 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 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 Jeneva Cotton
Jeneva Cotton began her career in the Community Protection Unit at Corrections’ headquarters and then moved to Stafford Creek Corrections Center. She has held many positions during her tenure, including records specialist, correctional counselor, community corrections officer, correctional unit supervisor, community corrections specialist, program specialist, psychology associate, program administrator, associate superintendent and deputy prisons director. Cotton was involved in advancing evidence- and research-based practices to include Thinking for a Change, core correctional practices, motivational interviewing and gender-responsive programming such as Beyond Trauma and Moving On.
Cotton has been an instructor for over 15 years with mentally ill incarcerated individuals, risk assessments, classification, programs, suicide prevention, evidence-based practices and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). She is certified as a domestic violence/sexual assault advocate for the State of Washington, and is certified by the U.S. Department of Justice as a PREA auditor. Cotton earned her Bachelor's degree in social services from Central Washington University, and her Master of Science degree in psychology in 2009 from the University of Phoenix.