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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, July 28, 2022: Visitation, EFV’s, and volunteer services at CRCC have been cancelled until further notice.
  • 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 Thursday, April 14, 2022: All units are operating normally and able to schedule for visitation/EFV’s. Approved visitors of all ages are able to schedule a contact visit for up to three hours except where prohibited by policy.
  • Current COVID-19 visit/volunteer restrictions (pdf) and COVID-19 prison visit guidelines.
  • Effective Thursday, June 30, 2022: Visitation is closed until further notice.
  • Effective Wednesday, July 27, 2022: Visitation in MCC TRU unit B is closed until further notice.
  • 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.
  • Current COVID-19 visit/volunteer restrictions (pdf) and COVID-19 prison visit guidelines.
  • Effective Tuesday, August 2, 2022: In person visitation for H5 Unit is suspended until further notice. All visitation for other housing units will remain open.
  • Effective Thursday, June 23, 2022: Starting June 24, 2022 in person visitation will resume for all incarcerated living units.
  • 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 (pdf) and COVID-19 prison visit guidelines.
  • Monday, September 12, 2022: Visitation for East Complex has been suspended during scheduled Pow Wow
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022: Visiting and programs for East Complex and West Complex will be on Restricted Movement for security upgrades.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022: Visitation for Unit 8 is closed. Please check back frequently for updated information.
  • 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 Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Native American Religious events are postponed until September 2022.
  • 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.

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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