Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

Coordinates: 46°40′39″N 118°51′06″W / 46.67750°N 118.85167°W / 46.67750; -118.85167
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Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center is located in Washington (state)
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
Location in Washington
LocationConnell, Washington
Coordinates46°40′39″N 118°51′06″W / 46.67750°N 118.85167°W / 46.67750; -118.85167
Security classMedium, MI3 (Long-term minimum) (MSC)
MI2 (Minimum camp) (MSU)
Opened1992 (medium security)
2009 (maximum security)
Managed byWashington State Department of Corrections
Street address1301 North Ephrata Ave.
CountyFranklin County
ZIP Code99326
CountryUnited States

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center is a medium security prison located in Connell, Washington.[1] Coyote Ridge is the largest prison by capacity in the state and is operated by the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Inmates of Coyote Ridge typically have more than six years up to life to serve. Attached to the main facility is the minimum-security "camp", where inmates must have six years or less on their sentences. The camp buildings look more like those of an average community college, complete with landscaping. Inmates sleep in dormitories, operate a textile factory,[2] and grow some of their own food in a small garden on the grounds. Some inmates are allowed to go off-site to work in highly supervised jobs (including the traditional litter clean up).

The facility was the first prison campus in the United States to achieve LEED Gold certification.[3][4]

As of January 2011, the main facility is almost full with an inmate population of over 2100.

A majority of the facility's inmates, approximately 1,700 of 2,065, went on a food strike in early 2019 to protest the breakfast menu served to them.[5]

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  1. ^ "Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) | WACorrections". Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  2. ^ "Coyote Ridge Corrections Center - Where We Are - About CI".
  3. ^ Pihl, Kristi (August 4, 2010). "Coyote Ridge first prison in U.S. to get top green award". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "LEED® Gold awarded to Coyote Ridge Corrections Center | Hunt Landmarks". Archived from the original on 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
  5. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (February 26, 2019). "Boiled eggs end inmate food strike in Connell". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved February 26, 2019.