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Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)

photo of the prison facility

Facility Alerts & Notices

Before visiting, check for notices that may impact your travel plans. For visitation cancellations, you can follow Twitter logo@WADOCVisits on Twitter.

Contact & Location

At A Glance

Local Family Council
DOC Policy 530.155 Family Councils (pdf)
Custody Levels:
Minimum, Minimum MI3, & Medium
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 2,258 male inmates
Year Opened: 1992

AHCC Visiting Information

Approved visitors may schedule visits using the COVID-19 Prison Visit Appointment Request form. See the COVID-19 prison visit guidelines and frequently asked questions for more information.

Visitor Application Process

To visit an inmate, you must complete the visitor application process. Go to the Prison Visits webpage for information about what is required in your specific circumstances to complete the visitor application process.

The visitor application process must be completed for both Prison Visits and Video Visits.

Effective September 1, 2021, scheduling of Extended Family Visits (EFV) will begin with COVID-19 precautions in place. Please fill out the AHCC EFV Schedule Request (MS Word) to request a scheduled EFV time. Please see the attached memo (pdf) for additional information.

Visitor Guidelines

The general guidelines that are applicable to all prison facilities is detailed in DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Incarcerated Individuals (pdf). AHCC also has its own Visitor's Guidelines (pdf) detailing important notices, visiting rules, guidelines for all visits (prison and video), and regular visiting hours for each housing unit.

AHCC's Regular Visiting Hours have also been published below as a quick reference for your convenience.

Family Friendly Events

Many family friendly events are hosted at AHCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the AHCC Family Friendly Events Calendar (pdf) for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Regular Visiting Hours

For regular visit opportunities, view the COVID-19 Prison Visit Appointment Request form to obtain the facility and unit-specific available dates and times.

Video Visiting Hours

Per Video Visit Expectations (pdf), video visits will be scheduled in 30 minute increments and may not exceed one hour in duration. Video visits may be scheduled by an approved visitor through JPay at least 24 hours in advance.

JPay Kiosk
Days Time
Visitors check availability through JPay Visitors check availability through JPay

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Aerospace Composites
  • Bindery
  • Business Technology
  • CAD Drafting and Design
  • Computer Refurbishing
  • Department of Natural Resources Work Crews
  • Food Service
  • Job Search
  • Maintenance (custodial, plumbers, painters, home builders, laundry, upholstery)
  • Optical Lab
  • Teacher’s Aides
  • Upholstery

Community Involvement

Airway Heights encourages supervised interaction between community members and incarcerated persons.

Family Events

The Community Partnership Program and volunteers from the community are dedicated to providing events, projects, and programs to inmates and their families. These include Book Fairs, Family Craft Events, Santa Comes to Visiting, Day with Dad, Family Illness and Eulogy Video, and the Family (Children's) Birthday Party program.

Volunteer Programs

Volunteers are instrumental in assisting in the development of programs aimed at promoting positive changes in personal growth and successful reintegration to society. Volunteer led programs at AHCC include: African American Literature Program, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Freedom Project-Non-Violent Communication, Locks of Love, Narcotics Anonymous, PRIDE, Toastmasters International, Eastern Washington University’s Writer's in the Community (WITC), Yoga, and multiple faith based programs including special holiday events.

Serving the Community

AHCC prison work crews are a way inmates can give back to the community.

Art in Public Places

The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program facilitates the acquisition, placement, and stewardship of artwork in state-funded building projects throughout Washington. The Washington State Legislature established the AIPP program in 1974 to acquire artwork for educational institutions and state agencies, funded by ½ of 1 percent of the state’s portion of construction costs. Today, the State Art Collection includes more than 4,700 artworks.

Untitled, 1993 | Untitled, 1993 | River Rescue, 1993 | Tradition, 1993

Airway Heights Superintendent

superintendent headshot photo

Superintendent Ron Haynes

Ron Haynes joined the Washington Department of Corrections in 1986 as a correctional officer at Washington State Penitentiary. In 1989 he moved to Clallam Bay Corrections Center and served six years in the capacities of correctional officer, correctional sergeant, and temporary hearings lieutenant until promoting to Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) in 1994. While at AHCC Ron served in the capacity of lieutenant and captain, until he accepted the position of Associate Superintendent of Programs in 2012. Haynes’ experience includes serving as correctional captain at Monroe Correctional Complex’s Washington State Reformatory Unit for six months in 2002. In October 2017, he became Superintendent of Stafford Creek Corrections Center.

Superintendent Haynes has extensive history working with DOC specialty teams at multiple facilities. He has been a member and team leader for Emergency Response Teams and Special Emergency Response Teams at Clallam Bay and Airway Heights. Ron has also served as an emergency response team academy instructor.

During his 30 years Haynes has worked at four different facilities, and at all of the custody levels from MI2 to Max. He has vast knowledge of prison operations and emergency response, having been involved in multiple incidents throughout his career.