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Public Alerts & Notices

This webpage is regularly updated with the most recent informational alerts and notices for all Department facilities and offices in the state of Washington. Please refer to the alerts and notices provided below for information that may impact your travel plans.

Prison Facility Alerts & Notices

See prison facility notices below for information that may impact your travel plans. Please be advised that unforeseen security problems may interfere with visiting, causing delayed, shortened, suspended or cancelled visits. This is unusual, but it does occasionally occur.

  • This will not affect the extended family visits that have already been scheduled and approved. If you have a special visit during these time frames you will receive an email to reschedule.
  • Starting July 1, 2024, the 3:30 p.m. check-in time for the extended family visits (EFV) will no longer be available. Friday and Saturday check-in times will be at 11:10 a.m. for Main and MSU.

Visiting is open during regular hours unless identified as closed below. The children’s area may be unavailable periodically until Sunday, June 30, 2024.

  • None at this time.
  • Monday, July 15, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024: MSC Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 2024: MSC Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 2, 2024: MCCCW Volunteer Appreciation will be held 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For anyone that is an active volunteer at MCCCW, please come and visit during this time. Mission Creek would like to recognize and give appreciation to the time you dedicate in volunteering and helping the incarcerated women improve themselves to make better choices in their lives. Volunteers are a vital part of the Department and we could not be successful without them. We hope to see on you on August 2nd. Thank you volunteers!
  • Saturday, June 29, 2024: SRTC Visiting Room will be closed 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visiting is open during regular hours unless identified as closed below. The children’s area may be unavailable periodically until Sunday, June 30, 2024.

  • None at this time.
  • Sunday, August 25, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 2, 2024: The steps leading to Visiting in the East Complex from the visitor parking lot are currently under construction. As such, all visitors must walk out of the parking lot and down the sidewalk on 13th Ave, entering the facility grounds through the white wooden gate. Accessible parking is available in front of the East Complex public access area for visitors who have a valid state DOT disabled or VET DIS license plate or placard. Thank you for being understanding during this time.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024: The Progress House Reentry Center is closing at the end of June 2024.
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2023: Bishop Lewis House Reentry Center is temporarily closed. Individuals are being screened and re-directed to other Reentry Centers.

Sign-up for Emergency & Incident Alerts

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is now able to send you emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incident alerts, via text message, email, pager, and/or voice mail.

  • Emergency Alerts: Could include hazards that require action be taken such as an evacuation, prison lock down, prison escapees, or other severe events.
  • Non-Emergency Incident Alerts Could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts, or significant ongoing Corrections exercises or other activity.

This system will not be used for routine informational notices (see Prison Facility Alerts & Notices for this information). Alerts are provided free of charge, however, standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.

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