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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.

  • Starting July 1, 2024, the 3:30 p.m. check-in time for the extended family visits (EFV) will no longer be available. Friday and Saturday check-in times will be at 11:10 a.m. for Main and MSU.
  • This will not affect the extended family visits that have already been scheduled and approved. If you have a special visit during these time frames you will receive an email to reschedule.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024: MSC Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 2024: MSC Visiting will be closed in the morning. Regular visiting open 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024: MCCCW Volunteer Appreciation scheduled for Friday, August 2, 2024, has been cancelled. This event will be rescheduled before the end of year.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024: TRU Visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 28, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024: MSU Visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 11, 2024: TRU Visiting will be closed 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24, 2024: TRU Visiting will be closed 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 17, 2024: Visiting will be closed until 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7, 2024: Visiting will be closed until 4:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 8, 2024: Visiting will be closed until 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 21, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 25, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 27, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 8, 2024: Visiting will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 2, 2024: As of this morning, the stairs from the parking lot to the East Complex are now open and you can use them. Please do not access the Gate House currently as Engineers are finishing up maintenance in that building. There is a walk-through gate on the north side of the stairs that you can utilize.

Community Facility & Office Alerts

  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.
  • None at this time.
  • Monday, July 1, 2024: Individuals seeking placement at a Reentry Center from Pierce County are being screening and directed to Reentry Centers in King, Kitsap, Thurston, and Cowlitz counties.
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2023: Bishop Lewis House Reentry Center is temporarily closed. Individuals are being screened and re-directed to other Reentry Centers.

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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