Monroe Correctional Complex

Monroe Correctional Complex


16550 177th Avenue SE
PO Box 777
Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 794-2600 Main Number
[Driving Directions] [Aerial Photo]
(360) 794-2600 Health Services Contact Only, press 9 and dial extension 6200.


Facility Notices: None

Superintendent: Michael Obenland

Facility at a Glance

Superintendent of Complex: Mike Obenland

Custody Level: Maximum, Close, Medium, and Minimum Units and Custody levels

Operating Capacity: 2,400 male offenders
Year Opened: 1910

Superintendent: Daniel White Superintendent: Margaret Gilbert
Superintendent of Twin Rivers Unit: Daniel White Superintendent of Special Offender Unit ⁄
Intensive Management Unit: Margaret Gilbert

Visiting Information

Visit the Friends and Family website for great information including how to prepare for visiting with children.

For for additional forms and details on how to apply for a visitor who is a minor, please review the Visiting With a Minor web page.

Visitor’s Application: Please fill out either the Online Application, or the Hard Copy Application not both. Submitting multiple visit applications for an individual visitor will cause a delay in processing.
Visiting Guidelines and Schedule
Family Events Calendar

For all visitors: Please note, while walking on facility grounds smoking is prohibited. We thank our visitors for helping this facility stay healthy by covering coughs and preventing the spread of germs and illnesses. Please also read these flyers on influenza and visiting as well as cold vs. flu symptoms.

2015 Visiting Schedules
Washington State Reformatory
Twin Rivers Unit
Special Offender Unit
Minimum Security Unit

Family Council

A non–DOC method of communication by and for family members and friends of offenders at MCC was created. To comment or ask a question send your email to the family council at Monroe:


Educational and Offender Change programs:

Work and Vocational Programs:

Community Involvement

Monroe Correctional Complex expands public awareness of the Department of Corrections within the facility through volunteer resources. This partnership encourages supervised interaction between responsible citizens and offenders. 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 offenders real–life skills necessary to achieve successful transition to community life.

A substantial number of community volunteers offer a variety of social and religious programming opportunities for offenders 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 offenders of all faiths in accordance to correctional guidelines.