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Office of Corrections Ombuds


Per RCW 43.06C of the Revised Code of Washington, the Washington State Legislature created an independent and impartial office of corrections ombuds to assist in strengthening procedures and practices that lessen the possibility of actions occurring within the department of corrections that may adversely impact the health, safety, welfare and rehabilitation of individuals incarcerated within the state’s correctional system. The purpose of the office is to provide information to inmates and their families; promote public awareness and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of inmates; identify system issues and responses for the governor and the legislature to act upon; and ensure compliance with relevant statutes, rules and policies pertaining to correctional facilities, services and treatment of incarcerated individuals under the jurisdiction of the department.

Visit the Office of Corrections Ombuds (OCO) for more information.


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