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About Washington State Department of Corrections

Did you know that before the 1970s that all state prison facilities were officially run by the Washington Department of Institutions? It was not until Daniel J. Evans, the Washington Governor at the time moved the Washington Department of Institution to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

It was not until July 1, 1981, when all state prison facilities were officially taken from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and were given to the newly established Washington Department of Corrections thanks to the 1981 Corrections Reform Act.

The Washington State Department of Corrections acquired all the state prison facilities in 1981 and since then, they have been the only agency that oversees the management and daily operation of the facilities.

The Washington State Department of Corrections main vision is to provide the best possible facilities for the offenders while also providing public safety for everyone.

Basic Information

Types of Correctional Facilities in Washington

Washington Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Type
County
Zillah City Jail City Jail Yakima County
Yelm City Jail City Jail Thurston County
Yakima City Jail City Jail Yakima County
Woodland City Jail City Jail Cowlitz County
Winlock City Jail City Jail Lewis County
White Salmon City Jail City Jail Klickitat County
Wenatchee City Jail City Jail Chelan County
Washougal City Jail City Jail Clark County
Warden City Jail City Jail Grant County
Walla Walla City Jail City Jail Walla Walla County
Vancouver City Jail City Jail Clark County
Vader City Jail City Jail Lewis County
Twisp City Jail City Jail Okanogan County
Tumwater City Jail City Jail Thurston County
Tukwila City Jail City Jail King County
Tulalip City Jail City Jail Snohomish County
Tonasket City Jail City Jail Okanogan County
Tokeland City Jail City Jail Pacific County
Tieton City Jail City Jail Yakima County
Tenino City Jail City Jail Pierce County
Suquamish City Jail City Jail Kitsap County
Sumner City Jail City Jail Pierce County
Sultan City Jail City Jail Snohomish County
Sumas City Jail City Jail Whatcom County
Steilacoom City Jail City Jail Pierce County
Stanwood City Jail City Jail Snohomish County
Spokane City Jail City Jail Spokane County
Spokane Valley City Jail City Jail Spokane County
South Bend City Jail City Jail Pacific County
Soap Lake City Jail City Jail King County