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Superintendent Jane Parnell Retiring After 34 Years of Service with the DOC

GIG HARBOR — After more than 34 years with the Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington Corrections Center for Women Superintendent Jane Parnell is retiring... Read More


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State government will NOT be suspended on July 1, 2015.
OLYMPIA — The Legislature has passed, and the Governor has signed the operating and capital budgets for the 2015-17 biennium. Therefore, state government operations will not be suspended on July 1, 2015.

DOC’s Community Response Unit Prevents Crime Before It Happens
SEATTLE — There’s something off about the man with buzz cut hair. Chad Winfrey senses it when he walks into Cascade Park. The guy immediately jumps up and grabs his bike after spotting Winfrey’s Department of Corrections uniform... Read More

Minimum-Security Inmate Remains at Large from Larch Corrections Center
YACOLT — Randall Jacob Marlow, 45, inmate from Larch Corrections Center, remains at large after walking away from a work site on June 16, 2015. Marlow walked off from a Department of Corrections (DOC) community work crew at Clark Rifles Range in Battle Ground, Wash. at approximately 1:30 p.m... Read More

Children Of Incarcerated Parents Attend First Summer Camp Hosted By DOC
BELFAIR — Twenty-two children arrived at a remote wooded camp this week with a secret they’re often afraid to tell others. A casual visitor wouldn’t notice. The children were laughing and smiling as they kayaked, swam and did normal kid stuff... Read More

Department of Corrections used in current telephone scam
A telephone scam using a false threat of arrest warrants issued by the Washington State Department of Corrections is currently targeting victims across the United States... Read More