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Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)

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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.

  • Effective Friday, October 12, 2018: The CRCC-MSC visitation ticket machine, which is currently located at the entrance/round-a-bout to CRCC, will be moved inside public access. Visitors will continue to be allowed to enter the visitation parking lot no sooner than 11:30 a.m., and we ask that you stay in your vehicle until 11:50 a.m. At 11:50 a.m., you may enter Public Access to pull your ticket. Once you have retrieved a ticket, please have a seat and wait for your number to be called. For your safety we ask that you do not run or walk through the gravel and to please be courteous and respectful of others as you enter public access to retrieve a ticket.
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018: Medium Security Unit (MSC) and Minimum Security Unit (MSU) visitation will be closed from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Winter Family Friendly event. Regular visitation will resume at 5:00 p.m.
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At A Glance

Custody Level: Minimum,
Medium & Long-term Minimum
Living Units & Custody Levels
Capacity: 2,468 male inmates
Year Opened:
Minimum Security – 1992
Medium Security – 2009

CRCC Visiting 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.

Visitor Guidelines

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

CRCC'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 CRCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the CRCC Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Regular Visiting Hours

Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at CRCC. Regular visiting hours are subject to change due to unplanned incidents, as well as scheduled events. Please check facility alerts & notices, as well as the Family Friendly Events CalendarAdobe PDF File and Visitor's GuidelinesAdobe PDF Filefor information that may impact your travel plans.

Camas & Sage Living Units

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Living Units F, G, H, I

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Living Units B, C, D, E

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: Noon – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Dog Training & Adoption Program
  • Inside Outside Dads
  • Religious Activities

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Auto Repair
  • Building Maintenance
  • Community Work Crews
  • Correctional Industries (CI) employs offenders in their Laundry Operation, Textiles Factory, Pillow/Mattress Factory, Food Factory and Pheasant Farm
  • Food Service
  • Groundkeepers
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Janitorial
  • Job Search
  • Motor Pool
  • Welding

Family Council

Family Council meetings are a great opportunity for approved visitors to ask questions, make suggestions, receive information, and share their perspective on the facility. At CRCC, a family member is co-chair of the council. Together, the participating visitors and facility staff establish the agenda and work together to resolve issues as they are identified. There are also standing agenda items, such as quarterly meetings with the vending contractor to review availability of vending machine items and quarterly Executive Family Council meetings.

The Council meetings are attended by Superintendant Uttecht, Associate Superintendant Penrose, Sergeant Collins (who runs the visiting program), Specialist Edler (who creates the family friendly activities), Specialist Copland (The Family Services Specialist), and others as needed.

Criteria for Inmate Participation in Family Friendly Events

CRCC has adopted the following criteria for determining whether an inmate may or may not participate in a family friendly event.

  1. When an activity or event is primarily intended for minors to participate:
    • Inmates with sex offenses (EVER) committed against a minor, without regard to the current visitation privileges with their own children, will not be approved for participation in family friendly events directed specifically toward minors.
    • Inmates must have children on their Approved Visit List, and one or more of the minor child(ren) must be present for the event.
    • Inmates intending to attend must have a clear conduct (no serious infractions/rule violations) in the past six months
  2. When an activity is intended for adults (significant women day or significant men day):
    • Children will not be allowed to attend, and
    • Inmates will be eligible for participation provided they have clear conduct (no serious infractions/rule violations) in the past six months.

Community Involvement

Serving the Community

Several community work crews employ offenders, supervised by trained correctional officers to provide services to surrounding communities at a reduced cost. Public agencies and non–profit organizations hire offender crews to maintain properties, buildings, parks, roads, water lines and sewage systems.

Coyote Ridge Superintendent

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Jeffrey A. Uttecht