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DOC Receives $7.5 Million Grant to Help Incarcerated Parents Maintain Bonds with Children
OLYMPIA – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has awarded the Washington Department of Corrections a five-year, $7.5 million federal grant aimed at helping inmates with children transition back into society and be successful parents. Only five awards are set to be funded nationally... Read More

Knock, knock, knocking on a felon's door
MASON COUNTY – It's early in the morning when Kathy Jonas walks up to a small, battered Airstream trailer surrounded by trash and makeshift storage sheds covered with tarps. She needs to wake up Ernie, a felon living inside the aging trailer, which is parked in a remote, wooded area... Read More

Cedar Creek Corrections Center Offenders Prepare Frogs for Release
LITTLEROCK – William Anglemyer removes the cover of a circular black tank. Almost immediately, a brown frog with black speckles hops... Read More

DOC Officer Arrests Drug Dealer, Confiscates $100K in Cash and Pounds of Meth
TACOMA – A state Department of Corrections specialist, assigned to the FBI's South Sound Task Force, arrested a wanted drug dealer... Read More

Offender Uses Crocheting Skills to Make Sweaters for Homeless Dogs
AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Brad Self, a burly, 6-foot-2, felon was standing in a snow-covered prison yard holding a small, shivering Cairn terrier in his arms when an idea popped into his head... Read More

Offenders’ Bead Projects Win Four First Place Ribbons at Evergreen State Fair
MONROE – Three Monroe Correctional Complex offenders won blue ribbons at the 2015 Evergreen State Fair in the open class division of the crafts and...Read More

Offenders Repair Bridge At Olympic Natural Resources Center
FORKS – Ten offenders who are part of a community services crew at Olympic Corrections Center and two correctional officer supervisors repaired... Read More

Former Offenders Share Success Stories at Correctional Industries Conference
SPOKANE – Tristian Frye remembers feeling terrified about her chances of finding a job after spending 12 years in prison for... Read More