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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.

  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021: The facility is currently experiencing technical issues with the incarcerated phone system and incarcerated individuals are unable to make outgoing phone calls. The phone service provider, GTL, has been notified and is working on the issue.
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Thursday, December 24, 2020: If a correctional facility is experiencing an outbreak, it may need to move incarcerated individuals’ housing locations. During these occasions, there may be some interruptions to pre-scheduled video visitations as these moves occur. If delayed, these video visits will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Effective Thursday, December 10, 2020: Corrections has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new Extended Family Visit (EFV) applications...see 12/11/2020 memo (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 20, 2020: Corrections is temporarily suspending all volunteer access and associated services at all prison facilities...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).
  • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020: Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols...see COVID-19 facility alert details (pdf).

Community Facility & Office Alerts

Business Offices

  • None at this time.
  • Friday, February 12, 2021: All Section 7 field offices are closed due to inclement weather.
  • None at this time.
  • Effective March 17, 2020: To further mitigate exposure to our facilities, resident visiting and social outings are suspended until further notice.

Sign-up for Emergency & Incident Alerts

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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