List of Washington state prisons

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This is a list of state prisons in Washington housing adult inmates administered by the Washington State Department of Corrections (WADOC).[1] It does not include federal prisons, county jails, or juvenile facilities located in Washington.

Current prisons[edit]

The Department currently operates 12 adult prisons, of which 10 are male institutions and two are female institutions.[1] The Department confines nearly 16,000 offenders in these facilities, with each varying in size and mission across the state.[2]

Facility Location Year Opened Major Facility Population Gender Capacity Custody Level(s)
Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) Airway Heights 1992 Yes Male 2,258 MI-2
MI-3
Medium
Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC) Littlerock 1954 No Male 480 MI-2
Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC) Clallam Bay 1985 Yes Male 858 Medium
Close
Maximum
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) Connell 1992 (MSU)
2009 (MSC)
Yes Male 2,468 MI-2
MI-3
Medium
Larch Corrections Center (LCC) Yacolt 1956 No Male 480 MI-2
Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW) Belfair 2005 No Female 305 MI-2
Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) Monroe 1910 Yes Male 2,400 MI-3
Medium
Close
Maximum
Olympic Corrections Center (OCC) Forks 1968 No Male 378 MI-2
Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) Aberdeen 2000 Yes Male 1,936 MI-3
Medium
Maximum
Washington Corrections Center (WCC) Shelton 1964 Yes Male 1,268 Medium
Close
Maximum
Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) Gig Harbor 1971 Yes Female 738 MI-3
Medium
Close
Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) Walla Walla 1886 Yes Male 1,968 MI-3
Medium
Close
Maximum
Supermax

Closed prisons[edit]

The following prisons are no longer in operation by the Department of Corrections.[3][4]

Facility Location Year Opened Year Closed Major Facility Population Gender Capacity Custody Level(s)
Ahtanum View Corrections Center (AVCC) Yakima 1997 2010 No Male 120 Assisted Living
MI-2
McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC) Steilacoom 1875* 2011 Yes Male 853 Medium
Pine Lodge Corrections Center for Women (PLCCW) Medical Lake 1979 2010 No Female 359 MI-2
  • McNeil Island was opened in 1875 by the U.S. government as a federal penitentiary. WSDOC signed a lease in 1981 to use the island, which was officially deeded to the State of Washington in 1984.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Prisons - Locations." Washington State Department of Corrections. Retrieved on March 3, 2011. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Facilities" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Learn More About Prisons." Washington State Department of Corrections. Retrieved on March 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ahtanum View moves with the times". Yakima Herald-Republic. Retrieved on March 3, 2011.
  4. ^ "Maple Lane School, Pine Lodge Prison closed; RHCs spared". WSLC. Retrieved on March 3, 2011.
  5. ^ "McNeil Island Corrections Center." Washington State Department of Corrections. Retrieved on March 3, 2011.

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