News Release


Contact: Shari Hall, Public Information Officer, (509) 524-7716

February 4, 2014

Units on Lockdown at Washington State Penitentiary after Offender Assaulted with Weapon

WALLA WALLA – All four West Complex units at the Washington State Penitentiary are on lockdown after an assault resulted in one offender receiving stab wounds Tuesday morning.

The assault occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in a common area of D Unit. Staff members responded immediately and secured the unit, recovering a sharpened weapon that was used in the assault.

Offender Justin Crenshaw, 26, is currently being held in the facility’s segregation unit while local law enforcement and prison staff investigate the incident.

The Washington State Penitentiary houses over 2,300 offenders in minimum, medium, close and maximum custody.