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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.

  • Effective Thursday, September 15, 2022: Visitation scheduling will resume immediately. 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.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022: National inventory supply chain issues are continuing to cause delivery delays for the bi-monthly food package program. See the package program page for more details.
  • Effective Tuesday, February 22, 2022: Approved visitors of all ages are now able to schedule a contact visit for up to three hours except where prohibited by policy.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Effective Wednesday, September 21, 2022: CRCC MSU/MSC has no restrictions. All units can visit as scheduled.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022: National inventory supply chain issues are continuing to cause delivery delays for the bi-monthly food package program. See the package program page for more details.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022: All visiting at MCCCW is canceled this weekend (9/24/22 and 9/25/22).
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022: National inventory supply chain issues are continuing to cause delivery delays for the bi-monthly food package program. See the package program page for more details.
  • Monday, June 13, 2022: Visitation will occur on Saturdays and Sundays only. There will be no Friday or Monday visiting at this time.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Effective Tuesday, September 20, 2022: Visitation at MCC TRU will be closed for an event on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Visiting will resume Sunday, October 9, 2022.
  • Effective Tuesday, September 20, 2022: Visitation at MCC TRU will be closed for an event on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Visiting will resume Sunday, October 16, 2022.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022: National inventory supply chain issues are continuing to cause delivery delays for the bi-monthly food package program. See the package program page for more details.
  • Effective Friday, July 1, 2022: MCC is going to 5 visits per month. Additionally, the visiting schedule for WSR, IMU and SOU have changed. For regular visit opportunities, view the COVID-19 Prison Visit Appointment Request form to obtain the unit-specific available dates and times.
  • Effective Friday, April 15, 2022: Approved visitors of all ages are able to schedule a contact visit for up to five visitors at WSRU, TRU and MSU. Due to limited availability of seats, SOU and IMU will be allowed up to three approved visitors to be scheduled for each visit. Visit requests for SOU and IMU with more than three visitors will not be authorized.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022: National inventory supply chain issues are continuing to cause delivery delays for the bi-monthly food package program. See the package program page for more details.
  • Effective Tuesday, February 22, 2022: Approved visitors of all ages are now able to schedule a contact visit for up to three hours except where prohibited by policy.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Effective Wednesday, September 28, 2022: All in person visitation and EFV's are suspended until further notice.
  • 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.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022: All WCC visitation is cancelled due to a religious event.
  • Saturday, September 24, 2022 : All WCC visitation is cancelled due to a religious event.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022: National inventory supply chain issues are continuing to cause delivery delays for the bi-monthly food package program. See the package program page for more details.
  • Effective Friday, March 4, 2022: WCC visitation will resume. Approved visitors of all ages are now able to schedule a contact visit for up to three hours except where prohibited by policy.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, November 1 & 2, 2022: The West Complex visiting room will be closed for floor maintenance.
  • Wednesday & Thursday, September 28 & 29, 2022: Visitation for the West Complex has been suspended for a religious event.
  • Effective Friday, September 9, 2022: Visitation is suspended for Victor and William Units until further notice.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Visiting is limited for individuals in Echo East and IMU North F Mod as they are being used for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine purposes.
  • View the current COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and prison facility visitation statuses. Prison facility visitation statuses are based upon community COVID-19 levels which can change at any time.

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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