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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
Spokane County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Spokane County
Cowlitz County Jail County Jail Cowlitz County
Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Cowlitz County
Skagit County Jail County Jail Skagit County
Yakima Valley Justice Center County Jail Yakima County
Yakima County Jail & Annex County Jail Yakima County
Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center County Jail Yakima County
Lewis County Juvenile Facility County Jail Lewis County
Lewis County Jail County Jail Lewis County
Columbia County Jail County Jail Columbia County
Kitsap County Jail County Jail Kitsap County
Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Kitsapjefferson County
Lincoln County Jail County Jail Lincoln County
Whatcom County Jail Work Center County Jail Whatcom County
Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Whatcom|island|san Juan County
Whatcom County Jail County Jail Whatcom County
Snohomish County Work Release County Jail Snohomish County
Snohomish County Jail County Jail Snohomish County
Franklin County Jail County Jail Franklin County
Pierce County Jail County Jail Pierce County
Pierce County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Pierce County
Clark County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Clark|skamania County
Clark County Mail Jail County Jail Clark County
Clark County Jail Work Center County Jail Clark County
Clark County Work Release Center County Jail Clark County
King County Jail (Seattle Division) County Jail King County
King County & Kent Regional Justice Center County Jail King County
King County Youth Service Center County Jail King County
Clallam County Jail County Jail Clallam County
Clallam County Juvenile Detention Facility County Jail Clallam County