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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 Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Clallam Bay Corrections Center is upgrading the phone system. Beginning January 29, the NEW main phone number for the facility will be (360) 203-1500 and health services phone number will be (360) 203-1353.
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020: Vistation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. for the Daddy Daughter Dance.
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020: Vistation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. for the Mother's Day event.
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020: Vistation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. for the Dudes Day event.
  • 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, 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.
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020: Morning session of visitation will be closed for the annual WCCW Black History event. Please see the visit closure memo (pdf) for more details about the closure and event.

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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