Washington Corrections Center

Washington Corrections Center

2321 West Dayton Airport Road
PO Box 900
Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 426-4433
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Superintendent: Scott Russell

Facility at a Glance

Superintendent: Scott Russell
Custody Level: Medium, Close and Maximum

Operating Capacity: 1,268 offenders
Year Opened: 1964

Visiting Information

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:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Chemical Dependency Assessments
  • Recreational Programs
  • State Library
  • Computer Basics
  • Status Specialist
  • Stress Anger Management
  • Partners in Parenting
  • Youthful Offender GED
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • Transitional Offender Program
  • Building Maintenance
  • Food Service
  • Groundskeeping
  • Correctional Industries; Laundry services and PikaPak
  • Vocational Certification for Institutional Sanitation

Sustainability Programs:

  • Recycling Project
  • Compost Program
  • Vegetable Gardens

Community Involvement

WCC works closely with the community. We have numerous offender clubs 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 240 offenders with less than 9 months to serve. Staff in this unit work closely with entities in the community, to provide release planning, services and resources to the offenders.