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Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)

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Facility Alerts & Notices

Before visiting, check for notices that may impact your travel plans. For visitation cancellations, you can follow Twitter logo@WADOCVisits on Twitter.

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017: MCC-WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a Family Halloween event.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017: MCC-TRU visiting will be closed 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a Family Halloween event.
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At A Glance

Custody Level: Maximum,
Close, Medium & Minimum
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 2,400 male inmates
Year Opened: 1910

MCC Visiting Information

Visitor Application Process

To visit an inmate, you must complete the visitor application process. Go to the Prison Visits webpage for information about what is required in your specific circumstances to complete the visitor application process.

The visitor application process must be completed for both Prison Visits and Video Visits.

Application Processing Notice:

The Department is currently experiencing a high volume of visit applications. We appreciate your patience.

Visitor Guidelines

The general guidelines that are applicable to all prison facilities is detailed in DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Prison OffendersAdobe PDF File. MCC also has its own Visitor's GuidelinesAdobe PDF File detailing important notices, visiting rules, guidelines for all visits (prison and video), and regular visiting hours for each housing unit.

MCC's Regular Visiting Hours have also been published below as a quick reference for your convenience.

Family Friendly Events

Many family friendly events are hosted at MCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the MCC Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Regular Visiting Hours

Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at MCC. Regular visiting hours are subject to change due to unplanned incidents, as well as scheduled events. Please check facility alerts & notices, as well as the Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File and Visitor's GuidelinesAdobe PDF File for information that may impact your travel plans.

Minimum Security Unit (MSU)

MSU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Special Offender Unit (SOU)
Living Units A, B

Intensive Management Unit (IMU)

SOU/IMU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Special Offender Unit (SOU)
Living Units C, D, E, F

SOU/IMU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Twin Rivers Unit (TRU)

TRU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WA State Reformatory (WSR)

WSR Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Family Council

A Non–DOC method of communication by and for family members and friends of inmates at MCC was created. To comment or ask a question send your email to the family council at Monroe: MCCFamilyMembers@yahoo.com.

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • General Education Development (GED)
  • Integrated Horticulture
  • Medication Management

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

Community Involvement

Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) expands public awareness of the Department of Corrections (DOC) with volunteers. This partnership encourages supervised interaction between responsible citizens and inmates.

Volunteers at Monroe

Community volunteers provide programs and services that promote positive reintegration into the community. These groups focus on religious, cultural, personal accountability, and reentry assistance. Volunteers provide personal and professional expertise in teaching inmates real–life skills necessary to achieve successful transition to community life.

Volunteer Religious Programs

A substantial number of community volunteers offer a variety of social and religious programming opportunities for inmates at Monroe. The facility has two full–time Chaplains to cover the five separate units within the complex. The facility relies heavily on faith–based volunteers to provide spiritual programming opportunities to inmates of all faiths in accordance to correctional guidelines.

Monroe Superintendents

Superintendent of Monroe Correctional Complex
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Superintendent
Mike Obenland

Mike Obenland started his career in Corrections in 1989 as a Correctional Officer working at Clallam Bay Corrections Center and then at the Washington State Reformatory before the merger of what is now known as the Monroe Correctional Complex. He has worked through the custody ranks and held the positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. In 2009 he was promoted to Associate Superintendent at Clallam Bay Corrections Center and then Superintendent in 2013. In April 2015, he became Superintendent of the Monroe Correctional Complex.

During Obenland's years at the Washington Department of Corrections, he has worked at five correctional facilities, some of them twice, and at all custody levels. He has a vast knowledge of prison operations and emergency response, having been involved in multiple events throughout his career.

Superintendent of Special Offender Unit (SOU) & Intensive Management Unit (IMU)
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Superintendent
Jack Warner

Jack Warner began his career in Corrections in 1989 as a Correctional Officer at the Washington State Reformatory. He promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain, as well as an Investigator in the Intelligence and Investigations Unit. Jack was promoted to Associate Superintendent of SOU/IMU in 2013. Jack has an extensive history of Emergency Response dating back to 1991 when he became a member of the MCC Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), where he remained a member for the next 20 years. Jack has taught Emergency Management for many years and currently has oversight of MCC's Specialty Teams.

Jack is currently pursuing a degree in criminal law.

Superintendent of Twin Rivers Unit (TRU)
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Superintendent
Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson began his career in Corrections in 1993 as a Correctional Officer at McNeil Island Corrections Center. Since then he has served in various positions such as Correctional Sergeant, Classification Counselor, Correctional Unit Supervisor, and Correctional Program Manager. In 2010, Eric was appointed Associate Superintendent of Programs at Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Eric also served as SCCC's PREA Liaison, Chair of the Diversity Advisory Council and started a mentorship program to help prepare staff for future leadership roles.

Eric received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Evergreen State College. He was appointed Superintendent at the Twin Rivers Unit, Monroe Correctional Complex in October 2015.