Washington Corrections Center for Women
Business Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Main: (253) 858-4200
Health Services: (253) 858-4266
Beginning, Friday, June 24, and on the last Friday of every month from 1430-1530, members of the WCCW Management and members of the WCCW Family Council will be holding a "New Visitor Orientation for newly approved visitors." This will give WCCW Management and the Family Council an opportunity to introduce themselves as well as give an overview of WCCW and to promote a positive experience for family members of the incarcerated women. Newly approved visitors will need to check in at the Visit desk by 1415 to attend.
Facility at a Glance
Superintendent: Dona Zavislan
Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)
- Custody Level: Minimum, Medium and Close
- Units and Custody levels
- Operating Capacity: 738 female offenders
- Year Opened: 1971
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.
Educational & Offender Change
Work & Vocational
- Correctional Industries (CAD Services, Embroidery, and Trades Related Apprenticeship Coach (TRAC))
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.