Washington Corrections Center for Women

Washington Corrections Center for Women


9601 Bujacich Rd. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300

(253) 858-4200
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(253) 858-4266 Health Services Contact



Facility Notices:

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 Visiting will be closed during the morning session due to the Annual Summer BBQ Event. Regular visiting will resume for the PM hours.
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 Visiting will be closed during the morning session due to the Annual Back to School Event. The evening session will be open for Regular visiting.

Superintendent: Jane Parnell

Facility at a Glance

Superintendent: Jane Parnell
Custody Levels: Minimum, Medium and Close
Units and Custody levels

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 Application not both. Submitting multiple visit applications for an individual visitor will cause a delay in processing.
Visiting Guidelines and Schedule
Family Events Calendar


Educational and Offender Change programs:

Work and Vocational Programs:

  • 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.