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PRESS RELEASE: Secretary Strange Appoints Christopher Poulos to Bring Perspective of Incarcerated Persons to DOC Practices

TUMWATER – Secretary Cheryl Strange has established a new position to mark the beginning of the department’s commitment to bringing the voice of incarcerated individuals into the department’s practices...

October 15, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Washington State Department of Corrections Ends Disciplinary Segregation

TUMWATER – For several years, the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) has been reviewing the disciplinary process for incarcerated individuals to identify areas of improvement...

September 30, 2021

Lending a Helping Paw: Service Dogs Common in Washington’s Prisons

September is National Service Dog Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and showing appreciation for the extraordinary work service animals perform every day...

September 22, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: State Senator Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) Named Assistant Secretary of Newly Created Women’s Prison Division

TUMWATER – Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Cheryl Strange has named state senator Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) as Assistant Secretary of DOC’s Women’s Prison Division...

September 21, 2021