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Washington Corrections Center for Women

Washington Corrections Center for Women
Facility Location:

9601 Bujacich Rd. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300
Driving Directions | Aerial PhotoAdobe PDF Document

Facility Contact:

Business Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Main: (253) 858-4200
Health Services: (253) 858-4266

Facility Notices:

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  • December 12: Morning visiting will be closed for a Mother-Child Gift Exchange.

Facility at a Glance

Superintendent Dona Zavislan

Superintendent: Dona Zavislan

Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)
  • Custody Level: Minimum, Medium and Close
  • Units and Custody levelsAdobe PDF Document
  • Operating Capacity: 738 female offenders
  • Year Opened: 1971

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 ApplicationAdobe PDF Document not both. Submitting multiple visit applications for an individual visitor will cause a delay in processing.


Educational & Offender Change

Work & Vocational

  • Correctional Industries (CAD Services, Embroidery, and Trades Related Apprenticeship Coach (TRAC))

Community Involvement

More than 600 community volunteers serve Washington Corrections Center for Women in many capacities, including academic internships, chemical dependency counseling, transition planning, tutoring, creative writing, diversity awareness, HIV⁄AIDS education, speech classes, theatrical movement, meditation, and staff aids. Girl Scouts of Western Washington offers the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program, where offender mothers act as leaders to provide craft and educational projects for their daughters.

Nationally known groups such as Toastmasters International, Alcoholics, Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous also provide volunteer services.

Community service crews conduct grounds maintenance, light repairs, and planting and harvesting tasks. In addition, more than 40 female offenders work on outside crews for facility–related tasks such as general facility and grounds maintenance, and sundries store operations to include stocking, order fulfillment and inventory tasks.