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Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)

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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.

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018: MSU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the Family Holiday event. Evening Visit processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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At A Glance

Custody Level: Maximum,
Close, Medium & Minimum
Local Family Council
Capacity: 2,400 male inmates
Year Opened: 1910

MCC 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. MCC 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.

MCC'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 MCC. These events may disrupt regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the MCC 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 MCC. 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 File for information that may impact your travel plans.

Minimum Security Unit (MSU)

MSU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Special Offender Unit (SOU)
Living Units A, B

Intensive Management Unit (IMU)

SOU/IMU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Special Offender Unit (SOU)
Living Units C, D, E, F

SOU/IMU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Twin Rivers Unit (TRU)

TRU Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WA State Reformatory (WSR)

WSR Visit Schedule DetailsAdobe PDF File

Sunday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File
Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: None
Thursday: None
Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: See Visit ScheduleAdobe PDF File

Living Units

The information below will inform you of the custody level the inmate you are inquiring about is assigned to depending on what unit he is living in:

Minimum Security Unit (MSU)

Living Units (Custody Level): A, B, C, and D (Minimum)

There are three 120 bed living units and one 90 bed unit housing a Mental Health program called the Crossroads Program. This program is the only one in Washington State DOC that allows mentally ill incarcerated individuals to transition through lower levels of custody and accept more responsibility for managing their own mental health. MSU has a capacity of 468 and accepts selected short-term (4 years or less to serve) incarcerated individuals with minimum custody.

Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU)

Living Units (Custody Level): A, B, C, and D (Medium/Minimum MI3)

Incarcerated individuals are housed in two large cellblocks that are the prominent focal point of this historical building. Each cellblock has 316 cells and houses approximately 360 incarcerated individuals. The Reformatory has an inpatient hospital that can also be utilized by other correctional facilities within the state. There are five Extended Family Visit mobile homes that allow for incarcerated individuals to visit family style with their immediate relatives, spouses, and children. These units provide services for the entire MCC complex.

Special Offender Unit (SOU)

Living Units (Custody Levels): A/B (Maximum), C/D (Close), E/F (Medium/Minimum MI3)

The Special Offender Unit provides a facility to treat/house the many Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) incarcerated individuals needing a residential level of care. SOU has a 400 bed capacity with the addition of the Medium/Minimum custody housing of E and F Unit. SOU is made up of a total of six living/treatment units offering specific treatment functions and unique programs.

Intensive Management Unit (IMU) – Violator Unit

Living Units (Custody Level): IMU (Maximum)

The Intensive Management Unit is a security level five facility and is the newest addition to the Monroe Correctional Complex. The 200 bed IMU houses behaviorally difficult-to-manage incarcerated individuals in a highly-controlled environment. This IMU has been designated the mental health IMU for the state. In 2015, 100 beds of the IMU was designated to house DOC Community Corrections violators.

Twin Rivers Unit – (TRU)

Living Units (Custody Levels): A/B (Medium), C/D (Minimum MI3)

The Twin Rivers Unit houses over 800 incarcerated individuals in four living units: two minimum custody units and two medium custody units, each housing approximately 200 incarcerated individuals. The Washington State Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment Program (SOTAP) is located at TRU and incarcerated individuals participating in the program are housed in C-Unit, a minimum long term security unit.

Facility Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Business Associate of Technical Arts Degree
  • College Prep Math
  • English as a Second Language
  • General Education Development (GED)
  • Medication Management

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Building Maintenance/Construction Trades
  • Graphic Arts & Printing
  • Information Technology
  • Small Business Entrepreneur
  • Complete list of programsAdobe PDF File

Community Involvement

Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) expands public awareness of the Department of Corrections (DOC) with volunteers. This partnership encourages supervised interaction between responsible citizens and inmates.

Volunteers at Monroe

Community volunteers provide programs and services that promote positive reintegration into the community. These groups focus on religious, cultural, personal accountability, and reentry assistance. Volunteers provide personal and professional expertise in teaching inmates real–life skills necessary to achieve successful transition to community life.

Volunteer Religious Programs

A substantial number of community volunteers offer a variety of social and religious programming opportunities for inmates at Monroe. The facility has two full–time Chaplains to cover the five separate units within the complex. The facility relies heavily on faith–based volunteers to provide spiritual programming opportunities to inmates of all faiths in accordance to correctional guidelines.

Monroe Superintendents

Superintendent of Monroe Correctional Complex

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Superintendent
Mike Obenland

Mike Obenland started his career in Corrections in 1989 as a Correctional Officer working at Clallam Bay Corrections Center and then at the Washington State Reformatory before the merger of what is now known as the Monroe Correctional Complex. He has worked through the custody ranks and held the positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. In 2009 he was promoted to Associate Superintendent at Clallam Bay Corrections Center and then Superintendent in 2013. In April 2015, he became Superintendent of the Monroe Correctional Complex.

During Obenland's years at the Washington Department of Corrections, he has worked at five correctional facilities, some of them twice, and at all custody levels. He has a vast knowledge of prison operations and emergency response, having been involved in multiple events throughout his career.

Superintendent of Special Offender Unit (SOU) & Intensive Management Unit (IMU)

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Superintendent
Jack Warner

Jack Warner began his career in Corrections in 1989 as a Correctional Officer at the Washington State Reformatory. He promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain, as well as an Investigator in the Intelligence and Investigations Unit. Jack was promoted to Associate Superintendent of SOU/IMU in 2013. Jack has an extensive history of Emergency Response dating back to 1991 when he became a member of the MCC Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), where he remained a member for the next 20 years. Jack has taught Emergency Management for many years and currently has oversight of MCC's Specialty Teams.

Jack is currently pursuing a degree in criminal law.

Superintendent of Twin Rivers Unit (TRU)

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Superintendent
Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson began his career in Corrections in 1993 as a Correctional Officer at McNeil Island Corrections Center. Since then he has served in various positions such as Correctional Sergeant, Classification Counselor, Correctional Unit Supervisor, and Correctional Program Manager. In 2010, Eric was appointed Associate Superintendent of Programs at Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Eric also served as SCCC's PREA Liaison, Chair of the Diversity Advisory Council and started a mentorship program to help prepare staff for future leadership roles.

Eric received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Evergreen State College. He was appointed Superintendent at the Twin Rivers Unit, Monroe Correctional Complex in October 2015.