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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. For visitation cancellations, you can follow Twitter logo@WADOCVisits on Twitter.

  • January 7-31, 2020: Contractors will be onsite amending the J-Pay/Wi-Fi system. Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, the incarcerated population may experience sporadic outages in J-Pay/Wi-Fi service lasting up to 4 hours. Outages may affect video visits. If a video visit is interrupted, please contact JPay Customer Support at 1-800-574-5729. Service should be restored during non-working hours and over the weekends.
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020: Clallam Bay visiting is remaining open and roads have been cleared; however, conditions may be snowy at times. Checking Washington State Travel Alerts before travelling is recommended.
  • Effective Friday, December 13, 2019: The visit room vending machines will no longer accept cash and will only accept cards that can be purchased in Public Access upon arrival during check in. The cost of cards is $5.00 and each visitor may purchase one card. The card dispenser accepts exact change only in bill form. The cards purchased can be reused every visit and a recharging station will also be available in Public Access upon check in. The recharging station accepts $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00 bills. The maximum allowed amount on each card will be $60.00. The purchaser will be responsible for their card. Clallam Bay Corrections Center is not responsible for lost cards.
  • Friday, January 17, 2020: Visiting is currently open as scheduled. There are several inches of snow and ice on the roads leading to the facility. All visitors need to have traction devices and be prepared for inclement weather. Please continue to check for any updates.
  • IMPORTANT TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR LCC VISITORS: Effective November 1st through April 1st, all vehicles traveling to the facility are required to be equipped with either traction devices, including tire chains, as defined by WAC 204-24-040 . Not following state law can result in either preventing travel to the facility from the end of the county roads or even result in a citation from law enforcement in the event you travel on the roads and an accident occurs. Please be safe for yourself and your family and ensure that you are prepared for winter traveling. Please call the facility if you have any questions. Thank you!
  • Friday, January 24, 2020: WSRU and MSU Visiting will be delayed for a facility event. Afternoon processing will begin at 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020: WSRU visiting will be closed 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for the Adult Only Night Out Amongst the Arts (& No Kids!) event. Afternoon processing will be open 12:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
  • Friday, February 7, 2020: TRU visiting will be closed 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. for the Adult Only Night Out Amongst the Arts (& No Kids!) event. Afternoon processing will be open 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 10, 2020: MSU visiting will be closed 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the Adult Only Night Out Amongst the Arts (& No Kids!) event. Afternoon processing will be open 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 21, 2020: SOU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for the Art & A Show, with Love (& No Kids!) event. Evening processing will be open 4:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 29, 2020: WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for the Pagan Special event. Evening processing to begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 17 - Sunday, January 19, 2020: Visitation for K unit only is cancelled due to confirmed cases of flu. We apologize for any impact this may have on your visit. Please contact the facility prior to traveling to the facility.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

Business Offices

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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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