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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
Lynnwood City Jail City Jail Snohomish County
Puyallup City Jail City Jail Pierce County
West Richland City Jail City Jail Benton County
Fife Jail City Jail Pierce County
Enumclaw Jail City Jail King County
Marysville Jail City Jail Snohomish County
Sunnyside Jail City Jail Yakima County
Toppenish Jail City Jail Yakima County
Aberdeen Jail City Jail Grays Harbor County
Kirkland Jail City Jail King County
South Correctional Entity – SCORE South (formerly Auburn Jail) City Jail King County
Lake Stevens City Jail City Jail Snohomish County
Lake Forest Park City Jail City Jail King County
Wapato Jail City Jail Yakima County
Lynnwood Jail City Jail Snohomish County
Issaquah Jail City Jail King|yakima County
Grand Coulee City Jail City Jail Grant County
Ellensburg City Jail City Jail Kittitas County
Forks Jail City Jail Clallam County
Olympia Jail City Jail Thurston County
Kent Correctional Facility City Jail King County
Yakima Jail City Jail Yakima County