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Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to visiting with incarcerated individual's and/or visits to DOC facilities and offices.

All Visits

Phone Calls

Prison Visits

Reentry Center Visits



Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) forms for visiting that may be applicable.

Prison & Reentry Center Visits

Application Processing Time Update

The Statewide Visit Unit (SVU) is currently working on processing a very high volume of visit applications. Applications are processed in the order received. In order to prioritize processing of applications, inquiries requesting when a specific application will be processed will not receive a response.

DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION, additional applications will void the previous application and restart processing timeframes.

To avoid unnecessary expenses, be sure you have received notification of approval for visiting prior to making travel arrangements.

Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to process your visit application.

Prison & Reentry Center Visitor Applications

Visit application for prisons and Reentry Centers are only accepted electronically, hard copies will be rejected. Reentry Center Sponsor requests are processed at the Reentry Center utilizing DOC Form 20-169 (pdf) and sending the hard copy to the applicable Reentry Center. If you need assistance with completing an electronic application, please contact the Statewide Visit Unit. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information about visitor applications.

Visit applications are processed in the order received. Please allow for a MINIMUM of EIGHT WEEKS for processing. Applicants will receive an email with the outcome of the request. The email is sent to the email provided on your application. Submitting more than one application will cause previous application to be voided and will DELAY the outcome of your request as timeframes are from the date of the most recent application.

Additional Forms

In addition to completing a visitor's application, some prison visits require additional forms to be completed:

Reentry Center Visits

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information about visiting reentry center facilities.

State Laws & Regulations

Below are state laws (RCWs) and regulations (WACs) that apply to and/or relate to visits between incarcerated and non-incarcerated persons.

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Washington Administrative Code (WAC)


Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to Visitation.

Resource Links

Phone & Video Visit Vendor