Washington Corrections Center

Washington Corrections Center


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

(360) 426-4433
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(360) 427-4686 Health Services Contact


Facility Notices:

Superintendent: Scott Russell

Facility at a Glance

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

Operating Capacity: 1,268 male offenders
Year Opened: 1964

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 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)
  • Chemical Dependency Assessments
  • Computer Basics
  • Family Friendly Activities
  • General Education Diploma (GED)
  • IMU Leave A Winner (LAW) Program
  • State Library
  • State Library
  • Recreational Programs
  • Reentry Unit
  • Skill Building Unit
  • State Library
  • Transitional Offender Program
  • Youthful Offender GED
  • Building Maintenance
  • Correctional Industries: Food Service, Laundry Service and Warehouse Distribution
  • Groundskeeping
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Vocational Certification for Institutional Sanitation

Sustainability Programs:

  • Compost Program
  • Recycling Project
  • Vegetable Gardens

Community Involvement

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.

Program Components:

Program Goals:

  • Basic Skills Programming
  • Functional Social Skills Training
  • Reentry Preparation
  • Work⁄Vocational Skills Training
  • Effective employment placement
  • Help offenders develop daily living,
    basic life and functional social skills
  • Prepare offenders for successful transition back to the community
  • Promote offender independence