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Public Alerts & Notices

This webpage is regularly updated with the most recent informational alerts and notices for all Department facilities and offices in the state of Washington. Please refer to the alerts and notices provided below for information that may impact your travel plans.

Prison Facility Alerts & Notices

See prison facility notices below for information that may impact your travel plans. Please be advised that unforeseen security problems may interfere with visiting, causing delayed, shortened, suspended or cancelled visits. This is unusual, but it does occasionally occur. For visitation cancellations, you can follow Twitter logo@WADOCVisits on Twitter.

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018: Santa Comes To Visiting event will impact visitor hours as follows:
    • Main regular visiting hours will be closed for day.
    • MSU regular visiting will be open for the afternoon session 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. but closed for the evening session of 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • All special visits are cancelled for the day.
    • EFV’s that are already scheduled will continue.
  • Summer 2018: Ongoing City of Airway Heights: Public Works road construction is affecting parts of Sprague Avenue. Road closures will cause travel delays. If Sprague Ave is closed, you may access the facility by taking S. Russell St (next to the tower entrance), and turn right on Sprague Ave, access will be provided at the Minimum Security Unit gate. The bus stop located at the front of the facility has been temporarily closed and two temporary bus stops have been opened (Sprague and Industry as well as 6th Ave and Russell). Construction is expected to end in October.
  • Effective July 1, 2018: There will be new video visiting hours. Please see the AHCC Visiting information section to view the new video visiting hours schedule.
  • Effective September 1, 2017: Main facility only, no visitors will be processed between 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. due to shift change. (This does not apply to MSU at this time).
  • Friday, November 30, 2018: Visitation will be closed from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for an event. Regular visitation will be open at 3:00 p.m.
  • Effective now and until further notice: All D-unit visits will be NO-CONTACT visits, EXCEPT the Intensive Transition Program inmates. The time of visits has changed to 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 - 4:00 p.m. Friday – Monday.
  • 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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  • Friday, November 9, 2018: TRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for Veteran’s Day Observance. Evening Visit processing will begin at 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 16, 2018: WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for UBB Graduation. Evening Visit processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018: WSRU visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for Family Thanksgiving Event. Evening Visit processing will begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2, 2018: Visitation will be closed for the Annual Winter event.
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018: Visitation will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. for the Buddhist event.
  • Saturday, November 17 - Sunday, November 18, 2018: Visitation will be closed for the Family & Friends Thanksgiving event.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

Business Offices

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The Department of Corrections (DOC) is now able to send you emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incident alerts, via text message, email, pager, and/or voice mail.

  • Emergency Alerts: Could include hazards that require action be taken such as an evacuation, prison lock down, prison escapees, or other severe events.
  • Non-Emergency Incident Alerts Could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts, or significant ongoing Corrections exercises or other activity.

This system will not be used for routine informational notices (see Prison Facility Alerts & Notices for this information). Alerts are provided free of charge, however, standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.

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