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Department of Corrections Employees Provide Assistance to Wildfire Victims

As wildfires ravage Washington, Department of Corrections employees are working with local governments, non-profits and volunteers to aid and comfort victims of the blazes... Read More

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Buzzing With Success: Bees Help Inmates Learn Marketable Skills, Build Self-Esteem
LITTLEROCK — Jack Boysen grew up afraid of bees, yet here he is sticking his hand in the middle of a buzzing hive. The puffy, white, head-to-toe beekeeper suit he’s wearing helps... Read More

Video: Offender Overcomes Drugs, Crime, To Become Professional Firefighter
Hyampom, Calif. — David Flynn watched orange flames devour a tree over 100 feet tall. It teetered, dangerously close to toppling onto a roadway. A thick, smoky haze choked the air.... Read More

Video: Offenders Chart Path to Good Jobs with CAD Training
Stafford Creek Corrections Center — Dozens of inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center are earning certificates in computer assisted design that can help them land good jobs when they get out of prison... Read More

Video: Experimental Housing For Vets Changes Lives, Reduces Violence
ABERDEEN — Washington’s prison system is one of only a handful nationally that houses veterans together. The idea is to see if their common experiences can create a sense of comradery, and, in turn, reduce conflict, and motivate offenders to turn around...Read More

Cats in Prison Attract Overseas Interest
YACOLT — Korean students travel to Larch to assess if program allowing offenders to care for kittens could help curb recidivism among juvenile offenders back home... Read More

Background information on Nathen Ryan Terault
OLYMPIA — The Department has received media requests regarding Nathen Terault. Please see the press release for background information ... Read More

Video: Offenders Hone Interview Skills with Help from Real Employers
Stafford Creek Corrections Center — recently held a day of mock job interviews at the prison to help inmates prepare for reentering society. It was an opportunity for offenders to learn how... Read More

Four DOC Wastewater Treatment Plants Recognized by Ecology for Perfect Performance
OLYMPIA — Four wastewater treatment plants at Washington State Department of Corrections facilities have received an Outstanding Performance Award from the state Department of Ecology... Read More