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Washington State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response


Bee-ing Happy and Productive in Prison

SHELTON – Washington Corrections Center has four new beehives. The bees are bringing in multiple colors of pollen indicating they are foraging on a variety of flowering plants...

June 2, 2021

Investment in Priority Hire Program to Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, People of Color Find Construction Jobs in Seattle

SEATTLE – When Victoria Garza entered prison in August 2018 for the second time, she never thought she would one day use the skills she learned in order to reinforce the metal structure components...

May 26, 2021

The Return of In-Person Visitation (YouTube video)

When the COVID-19 outbreak hit in March 2020, visitation was closed to loved ones of incarcerated individuals...

May 19, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Pat Glebe Appointed Interim Assistant Secretary for Prisons

TUMWATER – Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Cheryl Strange has appointed retired prisons leader Pat Glebe as interim Assistant Secretary of DOC’s Prisons Division...

May 19, 2021