Washington Corrections Center
2321 West Dayton Airport Road
PO Box 900
Shelton, WA 98584
Notice: Saturday, Sept. 27 there will be no visiting due to an all day event.
Facility at a Glance
Superintendent: Scott Russell
Custody Level: Medium, Close and Maximum
Operating Capacity: 1,268 offenders
Year Opened: 1964
Visit the Friends and Family website for great information including how to prepare for visiting with children.
Original birth certificates and a completed, notarized original of the form DOC 20–446 Parent⁄Guardian Approval for Visiting must be submitted prior to a minor’s visit application being processed.
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 Visiting Schedule
Family Events Calendar
Note: Please do not leave children or pets in cars during visiting hours. This request is made to ensure the safety of all visitors to the facility.
Offender Change programs:
Work and Vocational Programs:
WCC works closely with the community. We have numerous offender programs who work to raise funds and complete projects to benefit community organizations such as "Toys for Tots", Turning Point, Mason County Homeless Shelters and The Veterans Association.
Mason County Re–Entry Coalition (MCRC) is comprised of several county agencies including a Commissioner and local law enforcement. MCRC meets at the facility on a regular basis with the offender re–entry coalition to discuss available resources for re–entry.
Evergreen Unit is comprised of 180 offenders with less than 9 months to serve. Staff members in this unit work closely with entities in the community, to provide release planning, services and resources to the offenders. This unit also houses offenders made up of MI2 and MI3 workers to assist in the offender workforce.
New unit at Cedar Hall
The newly created Skill Building Unit (SBU) at Cedar Hall at the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) in Shelton is a special housing unit designed specifically for offenders with moderate to severe Intellectual Disability, Borderline Intellectual Functioning, or Traumatic Brain Injury. Cedar Hall, with its small wings and dayrooms, presents the ideal environment to care for this sensitive and vulnerable group. In the SBU, staff ensures cognitively impaired offenders are appropriately treated, protected from abuse, and provided specialized habilitation programming in a safe, secure environment. Offenders develop skills that allow them to function more independently in prison and when released; thereby, reducing the risk for recidivism.